On today's show, the Internet revolts over Yahoo's plans to shutter Delicious, the U.S. is looking into a privacy "Bill of Rights," and Facebook suffers an embarrassing code leak.Plus, using augmented reality to translate information in real time, plus all the world's information organized to show us how language has evolved over the last 200 years? Dudes, the Singularity is seriously right outside the door, and it wants IN. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Right now, millions of men all over the world are sweating.
They are poised over their laptops, wondering what to write to a girl whose fetching photograph they have espied on Facebook, eHarmony or, perhaps, Lifestyle Lounge.
They are wondering whether to tell her she has beautiful hair. They are twisted about whether to compliment her eyes, her cheeks or even, perish the daring, her obvious intelligence.
One false step and they will disappear into the trash.
I want to save these men from themselves and their torture. Thankfully, armed with new research from dating site Badoo.com, I bear … Read more
It's a shoestring-and-gum operation around here, and someone took our gum. But somehow, we've got another show for you today, and we're talking more Wikileaks Web warring (WWW3, perhaps?), Google activating 300,000 phones a day, and Apple's refusal to let you donate money via iPhone apps (and weirdly robotic response). --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
If you have ever been wronged in love, you know there are ways of making those who have crossed you cross.
You can cut up their clothes and hang them from the flagpole of your local town hall. You can send worldwide e-mails suggesting that they have additional body parts not visible to the casual observer. Or you can attempt to truly mess with their heads by getting into their Netflix accounts, and playing with their movie likes and dislikes.
We are, as Mark Zuckerberg might mumble into his pillow late at night, what we like. So who cannot believe … Read more
It seems we can't all get along. It seems that everyone is splitting up these days.
Can we possibly blame the Church of Social Networking, Facebook, for these woes? Or at least some of them? Might Facebook be to blame for creating so many desperate housewives and husbands?
One man of God, the Rev. Cedric Miller, believes that all married couples should close their Facebook accounts in order to protect … Read more
Amazon.com has yanked an e-book written for pedophiles from its Kindle store following a wave of complaints and boycott threats.
As of this writing, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" still appears in Amazon's search results for the phrase "pedophile guide." But clicking on the link of the book's title now triggers an Amazon page that states: "We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site."
Perhaps you, like me, are close to someone who finds trouble counting beyond three. At least in their head.
Perhaps you, like me, occasionally express frustration in what you think is a humorous way, about this alleged inability.
Perhaps, you, unlike me, have tried to zap their brains with a shot of electricity in order to get their math skills up to that of a high school student.
Facebook is irresistible.
Somehow, people just love to commit their latest and innermost happenings to the site. And somehow, those who analyze Facebook postings begin to see patterns in the callous behavior of the callow and cowardly.
David McCandless, a man who likes to make information look pretty in order for it to be understood, concocted a highly romantic picture of relationships on Facebook.
He presented it in August at the TED conference, but it has only now descended from that summit to attract the attention of the great unnoticed.
His methodology was to scrape Facebook for status updates that … Read more
Have you lost hope?
Are you sick of slogging away on sites such as Match.com and eHarmony.com to find the partner of your dreams? Or at least the partner who will put up with your dead lizard collection, your back hair, and your difficult morning breath?
Then perhaps it is time to be honest with yourself. Perhaps it is time to look in the mirror and decide that you should be at the Ugly Bug Ball. Or, more accurately, on it.
Some of you may well be readers of Glamour magazine. Others may not.
So may I quote this repository of optimism about a certain technologically sophisticated wedding proposal purportedly made in Central Park on Sunday?
The video purports to show a woman called Kasey who has been lured by a friend to the park, where she is surprised by her fiance in a rowing boat. While … Read more