Twitter founder describes his theory of ECommerce algorithms

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online
Ryan Tate,

The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that “the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want.” Here’s what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.

Tweet yourself to a dream job

How To Tweet Your Way To Your Dream Job
By: Lydia Dishman,

Three out of four people are in constant job-search mode and, increasingly, Twitter is their tool of choice. Here’s how to make 140 characters work for you.

Can a tweet—or three—land you a dream job?

That’s a ques­tion Tay­lor Aldredge now…

A bracelet that sends kidnapping alerts for human rights workers

Bracelet For Human Rights Workers Sends Kidnapping Alerts to Facebook, Twitter
By Francie Diep,

When activated, the device sends “Help!” messages social media accounts and nearby aid workers.

Activists and aid work­ers who doc­u­ment gov­ern­ment abus­es or mon­i­tor elec­tions often risk abduc­tion by those who oppose their work. Now one…

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Your FB likes become your demographic profile

What Your Likes On Facebook Betray About You
By Shaunacy Ferro,

Another nail in the coffin for Facebook privacy: An algorithm can accurately predict your demographic info, political preferences, and more, just by looking at your “likes.”

Think of all the pages you’ve “liked” on Face­book. Per­haps a favorite…

RT @PopSci: An algorithm can determine your demographic info & political preferences just by looking at your Facebook likes

America’s Visual IQ: Both Amazing And Embarrassing

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By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan,

A new Pew survey tests our visual recall of current events. Twitter logo? Check. Chinese flag? What’s that, bro?!

You’ve prob­a­bly heard how (depress­ing­ly) lit­tle Amer­i­cans tend to know about his­to­ry. But what about their visu­al recall …


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America’s Visual IQ: Both Amazing And Embarrassing