Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sometimes Obnoxious Stuff Successful People Do

Thankfully, rising at 4 a.m. to do email didn’t make the list.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

The Green Deal

I assume the designers did not define “The Green Deal” in this infographic because:
1) Everyone in the UK is aware (doubtful)
2) To make people look it up themselves.

A dubious strategy.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

The Bureaucracy of Censorship

Why is it that evil regimes are so good at bureaucracy?

Iran Internet Censorship

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

Who Runs The Internet?

This made me think of something entirely different.

“What if this kind of cooperation and non-governmental sense of responsibility existed around the issue of making sure everyone on the planet has enough to eat?”

http://www.govtech.com/e-government/Who-Runs-the-Internet-Infographic.html

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

A Fancy Term For “Scamming”

Is “social engineering” really the right term for scams that use psychology? Seems we would want to reserve that term for the political science realm.

Nevertheless, a real problem.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013.

Boomers, Technology and Finance

Very surprised to see that more boomers pay bills on line than research financial topics.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

Google Innovation

Another misleadingly titled infographic.  Whether Google is a monopoly has more to do with its business practices (especially around pricing search key words) than the number of new products it introduces, or the feebleness of its competition.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

America’s Lagging Internet

Good to see Lithuania up there at higher internet speeds than the USA.

This will become a problem in the Zetabyte world around the corner. Interesting that the argument (in an unsigned infographic) is for more regulation.

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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

Social Shopping

A fun exposition on how important social information and reassurance is when shopping. Of course, everyone could just join shopyourway.com and make their shopping life much easier!

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013

Internet Energy Consumption

I am surprised that Amazon is 100% on carbon grid. I would have expected a mix more like Facebook’s.

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, March 2013