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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunspots 484

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to
someone else:

Computing:
A Wired reporter liked everything he saw on Facebook, and tells what happened, as a result. Scary.





Thanks to Commenter FancyHorse, I'm adding a link to another article, from an author who stopped liking anything on Facebook, and recommends that habit to us Facebook users.
 

Wired also reports on why we don't catch our own typos.

Education: National Public Radio reports on college rapes. 5-10% of men seem to believe that it's OK to get a girl drunk and rape her, and have done so, with approval from a peer group. Here's a related story.

Humor: Wired reports on the fantastic creatures that North American lumberjacks imagined (with pictures).

Science:
Relevant has an article on a two-headed dolphin, washed up on a beach.


Image source (public domain)



5 comments:

FancyHorse said...

I read the article about the man who liked everything, and also a companion article about a womon who stopped liking things. It was interesting reading. As a consequence, I've begun liking far fewer things on Facebook and commenting more. Are you on Facebook?

Interesting, too, about typos. I think I'm careful, then I find the most glaring mistakes after I've hit "send"!

FancyHorse said...

Forgot the link to the second article:
https://medium.com/@schmutzie/i-quit-liking-things-on-facebook-for-two-weeks-heres-how-it-changed-my-view-of-humanity-29b5102abace

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, I'm a Facebook user.

Thanks, FancyHorse. I added that article to the post.

FancyHorse said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I still "like" a few things, but I've cut way down.

May I friend you on Facebook?

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, you may.