Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Guessing Gender Based on Web History

Interesting in concept...

Using your browser URL history to estimate gender

...though it pegged me with an 83% likelihood of being female based on this history list:

Site - Male/Female Ratio

google.com - 0.98
myspace.com - 0.74
youtube.com - 1
wikipedia.org - 1.08
amazon.com - 0.9
facebook.com - 0.83
blogger.com - 1.06
flickr.com - 1.15
mlb.com - 1.33
time.com - 1.44
wamu.com - 0.85
snopes.com - 0.74
americanexpress.com - 0.98
linkedin.com - 0.94
amtrak.com - 0.75
godaddy.com - 1.17
metropcs.com - 0.77
lulu.com - 0.96
spinner.com - 0.8
abc.com - 0.47

Monday, July 28, 2008

Crowd Wisdom or Angry Mob?

When the 'wisdom of crowds' turns on itself: IMDB edition

Interesting article about how "The Dark Knight" became the #1 all time movie on IMDB - passing "The Godfather" in their rankings for the first time in 10 years.

People aren't just giving perfect ratings to Batman; they are intentionally tanking The Godfather's rating too...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Are Google Maps good or evil?

Are Google Maps good or evil?

Thought provoking, albeit a bit sensationalistic. All new technology can have its evil uses, though generally speaking the pros outweigh the cons in the end.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Should I Stay or Should I Tow?

I'll refrain from getting into the whole story for the moment and put out another opinion poll:

Car partially obstructing a narrow driveway. Need to leave for work and can't get out without jumping the curb (if at all).

Let it stay or have it towed? Vote in the comments.

(UPDATE 7/22 -- see comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Death to Voicemail

I've felt the same way for years...

Think Before You Voicemail
"Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it."