Sunday, September 23, 2012

What is pinterest?

Pin it - a picture that is - to your list and other people can nonchalently browse your links - making an easy to view gallery with a closer up view of a single print.  Social networking at its most basic or is this something entirely else?

Take a look at this:

Here were have an informative collection of ideas nicely documented.  It is quite an impressive way to build content via pictures and get some clicks generating about a subject if you have great photos.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Google's algorithm magically knows I was looking at shoes and advertise shoes at me.  There is a minor flaw to their plan.  I see the shoe adverts after having just bought the shoes.  Now, do I want another pair.  Not for a long time, but seeing the ads for the shop I just visited and did not buy things from is one thing but seeing ads for what I just sought out and bought is something else.

Google has better think this one over.  It could put people off.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

British Stupid

Jimmy Wales has criticised the UK government for plans to snoop on all internet traffic.  One can imagine how this sort of information will be useful to the security forces and police.  It is a bit like keeping an eye on every tire impression on the road of every car.  Maybe they do that already.  No wonder they can not balance the budget.  They spend money on reducing freedom and individuality because it is convenient. They have no real idea how expensive this is to the social order and reputation of the West as America and Britain evolve police states.