Facebook ‘likes’ predict personality

So the article today should come as no surprise. Facebook has been collecting user data from the outset. There is a wealth of demographic data that has been harnessed by advertisers to target specific user types.

What is interesting is the accuracy that these results show but the article again highlights the potential threat to users privacy.

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Busy weekend in Geekland

Been quite a hectic time in my geek world this weekend. I’ve been trying to rejuvenate my kids laptops, shifted a web site, almost created an infinite loop of autoposting, bought ┬ásome Xbox gear, blogged a bit and even had some phone geeking too.

Sophie has an 8 year old laptop, and Frankie’s is about 5 years old. I managed to get Linux Mint installed on Sophie’s then opted to “downgrade” to Lubuntu. After a few attempts I managed to get it installed and it runs quite well. Thought the same would go for Frankie’s machine.

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Auto-post Loop hell

So I have been using IFTTT (If This Then That) web site for a while to automate some of my Social Media posting, for example updating my blog here when I post a link on Facebook. After a certain amount of trial and error I think that I had it set up quite nicely however I just moved my site from Posterous to WordPress and there are obviously a few differences.

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Yahoo chief bans working from home

Marissa Mayer has ordered an end to ‘remote’ work as all staff are told to be in the office as part of a new era of collaboration
Link shared via Facebook: Yahoo chief bans working from home

This has been quite a hot topic this week. Whilst working for a company that used to encourage the home office, I have to say that the banter you get at work cannot be replaced.

I can be more effective from home, especially when I can utilize my travel time as work time – but I miss real people: calls or even video conferencing cannot replace the face to face.

Moving From Posterous

I just noticed yesterday that Posterous is closing down. I need to move all my site to a new host and though WordPress would be the easiest way. Let’s see how this all goes.

I’ve got until the end of April to get everything transferred – including DNS. Hope I can get this done in time. Then I can maybe concentrate on getting some actual “quality” content out there.

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Unfair advantage


“As a former player, I know how hard it is to achieve success on the pitch and the suggestion that somehow Rangers sought to gain unfair advantage was deeply insulting to me and others who had worn the Rangers jersey with immense pride.” – says Ally McCoist.

How can say that when the club employed players they couldn’t afford, Sorry. Respect for Ally diminished. Feeling of shame towards the club couldn’t be higher.