Cyberculture agenda: 36 People Who Run Wikipedia…”Governments’ Requests for Facebook User Data Up 24% …


blastboy writes By pretty much any logic, Wikipedia shouldn’t work: A vast website, built on the labor of volunteers, with very few tangible rewards and a fairly weird hierarchy. From the article: “The stewards would prefer to go unnoticed. Only one has ever had any real fame—Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales served as a steward from 2006 to 2009

How Graph Databases Can Reinvent Recruiting

How Graph Databases Can Reinvent Recruiting

They say it’s not what you know but who you know. However, the missing implication of that is the importance of who they know. The ways that we are all connected are broadly interesting in a “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” way. However, for recruitment sites trying to find and access important, talented people, it’s

Lebanese politician and Druze leader Walid Joumblatt is on Twitter – and had a hard time proving it really was him.

The account set up on October 27 has attracted about 17,000 followers so far — and a confirmation from the man himself.

Yes it is me

— Walid Joumblatt (@walidjoumblatt) October 27, 2014

How Google Will Use Firebase to Supercharge Its Cloud Computing

In a reflection of the larger move toward apps that trade data in real-time, a wide range of businesses now run software atop the Firebase service—including everything from Nest, the internet of things startup now owned by Google, to Jawbone, the wearable computing startup.

GlobalGovernmentRequestsReport650Requests for Facebook user data and content restrictions in the first six months of 2014 were up some 24 percent compared with the same period of 2013, with a total of 34,946 requests, and the amount of content on the social network restricted by local laws rose about 19 percent year-over-year, according to the third global Government Requests Report, released Tuesday

“Cambodian scrotum theives,” “Dating Rules From My Future Self,”Fake articles and entries in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books, lists, and directories as well as fictitious places, streets or other intentionally fake insertions in maps,” “The Fax Machine Monster of Basildon,” Read the rest

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