Conservative or Liberal, Who’re the most interactive on Twitter?

An interesting question is, who are the the most interactive, in fact who is most likely to be responsive to another person’s tweet on twitter and what type of person are they? Having been an ex-liberal I had many followers that were very regressive and as I transitioned from slightly left of center to being far more to the right of center than I was ever to the left I tended to notice a difference in the people I interacted with or didn’t interact with. Background Yeah I really need to give a little background to the switch from the … Continue reading Conservative or Liberal, Who’re the most interactive on Twitter?

WTF! Facebook! You did exactly what we thought you would

Yes, looks like Facebook has decided the best way of dealing with the false flag of Fake News by saying “It’s up to the users to spot fake news and flag it for us”. Yes, they’ve decided that we, the users, that were so called “swayed” by fake news to be the ones that identify the fake news for them! The reason they gave was that we are the ones that would notice it more while that goes exactly against the whole theme of people being confused about what is real of fake. Doesn’t that sound as dumb as can … Continue reading WTF! Facebook! You did exactly what we thought you would

Highlights from Tech: Samsung Just Give up. Google go their own way. Hangouts Get hung out

For once I thought I’d have a major focus on notable non-Apple Stories during the past week. Microsoft dumps their own blogging platform and moves to WordPress… …Yes, unbelieavably Microsoft have decided that they don’t need a proprietary blogging platform and shunted 10,000, no 20,000, or whatever guessed number of accounts were on Microsoft’s CMS, blogs over to wordpress.  I presume they managed the migration was automatic and seems that most of these blogs belong to ‘professional’ businesses like law firms.   Maybe Microsoft are realizing that they are not that great at software, as a software company. Talking of … Continue reading Highlights from Tech: Samsung Just Give up. Google go their own way. Hangouts Get hung out

Twitter had issues or is it a form of user silencing?

A friend on Twitter suffered a sudden issue, he was tweeting and retweeting and messaging but nobody seemed to respond.  We tested and sure enough never received a response even though he was replying to the tweets and messages. 24 hours later to the minute suddenly everything started working again. At first I throught the issue was with me, but he used another account he had and it worked fine.  I thought there was a problem at my end so I signed out of everything signed back in and even uninstalled and reinstalled the twitter apps.  Alas, to no avail, … Continue reading Twitter had issues or is it a form of user silencing?

Last Week’s Techs Tickles, Apple, Google, Lenovo & Twitter…

Are Google moving away from the Chromecast name? Rumors about that Google are looking to rebrand their Chromecast devices to something else rather than associate itself with Chrome.  After all it makes sense.  If app’s can take advantage of Chromecast then the connection with the browser becomes rather flimsy.   I suspect it will be renamed Googlecast. Apple’s iOS is 2500 times more hackable. Is it,  I’d say that just because a security researcher can use their software to attempt to access a local backup and then try a password 2500 times faster than it could under iOS 9 doesn’t … Continue reading Last Week’s Techs Tickles, Apple, Google, Lenovo & Twitter…