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Social needs graph

Posted in culture, internet by questionabletopic on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Social needs graph

Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me.

Posted in industry, internet, work by questionabletopic on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Waterboarding to be Introduced For 2012 Olympics

Posted in internet, joke, religion by questionabletopic on Thursday, May 19, 2011

I just came from my niece’s baptism…
How many babies do we have to waterboard before we learn the location of Jesus’s hidden compound?


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Winklevoss Twins Ask for New Hearing in Facebook Case –

Posted in industry, internet by questionabletopic on Monday, April 18, 2011

Winklevoss Twins Ask for New Hearing in Facebook Case –

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are not giving up. The brothers, who claim that they, not Mark Zuckerberg, came up with the idea for Facebook, are asking a federal appeals court in San Francisco to rehear their request that a 2008 settlement between them and Facebook be nullified so that they can pursue their original case against the company.

Mr. Falk also said: “This appeal is not about whether our clients would be better off keeping the settlement proceeds (which admittedly are substantial) rather than proceeding with their lawsuit against Facebook. That is up to them to decide; it is not a question for the courts.”

The settlement, initially valued at $65 million, is now worth approximately $200 million.

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Blame Zuckerberg!

Posted in anthropology, facts, internet, relationship by questionabletopic on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Young New Yorkers Don’t Have Sex, At All

Thesis: Young New Yorkers “no longer care about having sex.”

Opening, complete with orgasm joke: “On a recent Friday night, a 22-year-old in his first year of living in New York hosted a late get-together in his Little Italy apartment. Everyone there would call it a good party, but it decidedly lacked a climax.”

Investigation: “The Observer spent a few weeks at parties and gatherings fraught with abstinence but slack of any sexual tension.”

Findings: No one was getting down at the parties Nate went to. As the sun rose, “attendees departed alone. They peeled off instead of pairing up. No one at the party got laid that night and, even worse, no one gave a fuck.”

Why? “Twenty-somethings are wary of sex,” said one, a young man who works at a hedge fund. “It’s not 1998.”

How Facebook stops sex: “Social media networks, rather than bringing people together, encourage nothing so much as an orgy of self-congratulation.”

How Twitter inhibits sex drives: “Platonic cliques spend all day tweeting at each other, forming exclusive @-reply feeds that appear only to them,” making it “harder to go home with someone knowing that you’ll be seeing their avatar the next morning and every morning after that.” Plus, “cocaine is again going around.”

Please Explain: “Sex is antithetical to the way they socialize, disruptive to the larger plan, a gateway to chaos in a digitally ordered world.”

Marx never thought of this: “‘Capitalism has replaced sex,’ the model said into our ear.”

Observer readers, unite! You have nothing to lose but your virginity: “‘My hours are so fucking absurd,’ an office production assistant on the film told The Observer. “I work a minimum 12 hours a day and up to 14 or 16, and you don’t have time to bring anyone into the equation.”

How to find hope in sexting: “THERE IS, HOWEVER, hope for these poor souls, sexless in the city; younger kids are poised to take their places.” Their “texts are always sexts. They don’t seek to expand their persona within a scene, online or otherwise. The carnality is evident and, to some in New York, enviable.”

Huh? “‘Because all it comes down to, really, is whether he/she smells good and can wiggle around well.'”

Conclusion: “‘I agree!’ The Observer typed back.”

But still, we should channel our frustration and anger towards Canada.

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The Like Rankings

Posted in internet, technology by questionabletopic on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Like Log Studies

The Rankings
New York Times is the leader of social engagement with 2.3M likes/month, 400 likes for a median story and 13 articles in top 40. Wall Street Journal story “Why Chinese Moms Are Superior” is the greatest hit with 340,000 likes.

The Numbers
There are around 10 likes per 1000 pageviews (across several websites with public PV numbers). Decay of engagement is extremely sharp, with less than 20% likes happening after the first 24 hours.

The Trends
Stories about Facebook, Apple, Verizon, Groupon, future and infographics are universally popular across technology blogs. Articles about Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, cloud computing, TV and search see much less engagement.

1. Big effort for big stories
2. Improve promotion of your best content
3. Improve your median story
4. Invest in demand analytics
5. Invest in social media optimization

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Посмотрите в эти заплаканные глаза.

Posted in anthropology, consumerism, internet, motivation by questionabletopic on Friday, March 4, 2011

Эти дети пережили страдания и лишения, соизмеримые с Мубараком, утратившим власть.
Вину всему можно искать во многих углах: рецессия в США, плохое качество ванн, принцип “жесткой любви“.

Суть этой драмы, достойной экранизации и трех сиквелов, такова:

1. На иБэе появляется листинг “Selling 8 Beyblades to replace destroyed baththub” (Продаются 8 игрушек “Beyblade“, деньги идут на ремонт ванной), размещенный матерью этих славных хулиганов.
2. Краткое описание листинга: “Продаем 8 штук. Как видите, они не слишком этому рады. Но они додумались устроить боевую арену в ванной, а Beyblades + ванная = Разрушение. Следствие – сбитая эмаль, сколотый слив и отломанный держатель мыла. Мы получили счет за ремонтные работы на сумму $500.00. В их копилках было около $125.67, эти деньги и выручка с торгов пойдут на покрытие расходов”.
3. Информация об этом попадает в колыбель всех Интернетов, на 4Чан. При стартовой цене в $69, скоро цена листинг превысила $9,000. (Что, впрочем, совершенно логично, учитывая то, что клок волос Джастина Бибера ушел за $40,000).
4. Интернет-детективы довольно быстро узнали контактные данные матери, и начали досаждать ее с предложениями продать следующие товары: пузырек со слезами сыновей, синюю футболку старшего, записать 3-минутный трек ихних рыданий.
5. В то время, совместными трудами Адвокатов Счастливого Детства(tm) с 4Чана цена листинга подошла к совершенно абсурдным $999,999. Далее листинг был снят, предположительно по просьбе матери, которая и разместила его.
6. Потом мать выступила с заявлением о том, что это было высшим проявлением заботы – жесткой любовью, и больше она так делать не будет.

Вот вам ссылки на текст (1 и 2), статья о матери на ЭД и графическое представление событий.

Если ваше детство не было омрачено такими событиями – мысленно поблагодарите своих родителей и воскурите фимиам колеснице Будды, за то, что она на заградила сияние Солнца от вас.

A Wife. Imported.

Posted in amazing, anthropology, culture, internet, religion by questionabletopic on Monday, April 12, 2010

Муслима – это одно из двух:
1. магазин снаряжения для ниндзей (правдоподобно)
2. служба знакомств для мусульманских девушек (إن شاء الله)

теория: 1 и 2.

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Jimmy Wales on FAIL

Posted in anthropology, industry, internet, lifehack, prominent persons by questionabletopic on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jimmy Wales (соучредитель Википедии, объекта благодарности постов АНН), в рамках конференции TEDxTampaBay дает презентацию по поводу своих теорий поражений.

i chose not to choose

Posted in consumerism, industry, internet by questionabletopic on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

that’be sweet..

Posted in consumerism, internet by questionabletopic on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

mythbusters 2.0

Posted in facts, internet, studies by questionabletopic on Monday, April 5, 2010

Двойная порция: 6 абсурдных мифов в истории и сервис проверки “городских легенд”.
В ту же канву укладывается и Wikileaks.

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Posted in consumerism, industry, internet, joke by questionabletopic on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2 дня работы + 222 футболки +1 огнетушитель + неопределенное количество яиц – вот рецепт хорошей рекламы.

Если у кого-то дежавю, во всем вините клип “D.A.N.C.E от Justice.

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High on my social apps.

Posted in consumerism, internet, joke, opinions, work by questionabletopic on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Patrick Moberg сравнивает популярные веб-сервисы и социальные сети с известными рекреативными веществами. Но он не только иронизирует, а еще и предлагает как пагубную зависимость использовать для чего-то действительно продуктивного.


Posted in debate, internet, prominent persons, quotations, story by questionabletopic on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Тот, о ком не говорят, завел себе твиттер (официально), в котором написал о своем повторном визите на Daily Show. Довольно необычно.
(новый визит | старый визит)

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