It seems as though Google is changing the design/layout of YouTube. While this design is fugly as hell, one must wonder if this new update will implement Google’s troll destroyer tool.
Here is a screenshot of the new layout:
If you are not familiar with Google’s plan to cull the trolls, here is a snippet from an article from Wired dated 29/6/12:
YouTube Is Developing a Secret Weapon Against the Internet’s Worst Commenters
Long considered home [...]
Since Sunday more than 160,000 people have viewed the video, and as you might expect, it’s been met with more than a little controversy. Some commenters on YouTube are calling the clip “sad” and “ignorant.” Over on Twitter, most people are blaming the boy’s parents, saying that it’s an example of indoctrination. On the other side of the fence, viewers are commending Anthony, with one YouTube commenter writing, “He’s smarter [...]
Paul Krugman wonders why others worry about inflation when he sees no evidence of inflationary trends:
Joe Wiesenthal makes the well-known point that aside from certain euro area countries, yields on sovereign debt have plunged since 2007; investors are rushing to buy sovereign debt, not fleeing it.
I was a bit surprised by his description of this insight as being non-”mainstream”; I guess it depends on your definition of mainstream. But [...]
Critics of our analysis say Uncle Sam should have let the free markets take care of business. They tried. And they failed.
FORTUNE — My last column, looking at five myths and misconceptions that have emerged since the financial crisis first surfaced five years ago, clearly hit a nerve. It elicited more than 500 online comments, an unusually large response. Most commenters were critical of what I wrote, which is par for the [...]
Long considered home to the worst commenters on the internet — racist, cruel, idiotic, nonsensical, and barely literate — YouTube is in the process of upgrading its comment system in order to better tame its most loathsome members.
Word of the overhaul slipped out during the Q&A portion of a YouTube developer session at Google I/O, the annual developers conference from the video-upload hub’s owner, Google.
A member of the audience, which [...]
Last Friday Rush read …. Real Clear Politics article called “Obama’s White Support Is Too Low to Win.” The message …… should have been clear enough, but some choose to nuance its message.
Saying Barack Obama doesn’t have enough White support to win doesn’t need a “Yeah but” attached to it, but of course it did. In this case unfortunately the “Yeah but” was, “electoral data indicates Mitt Romney has not [...]
It’s worth noting that to the commoner little person, they really aren’t interested in political ideology, they want results, and many little-people hate the status-quo, because it crushes them whilst pretending to “protect and serve” them.
These may be real or imagined issues, perhaps, and maybe people are a bit over-reactive, or not, but many want the status-quo broken up and replaced – with what, they do not know. They just detest what has arisen [...]
From a New York Times article on the Massachusetts Senate race:
The Brown campaign has already tried to use Ms. Warren’s Harvard salary — about $431,000 from January 2010 through December 2011, according to her disclosure form — as proof that she is an out-of-touch elitist. Ms. Warren, a longtime consumer advocate, has campaigned as a champion of the middle class and said that corporations and the wealthy unfairly get to play by [...]
Encyclopedia edited by team of 90,000 volunteers
30-year-old from Indianapolis edits 385 times per day
One of Wikipedia’s crew of volunteer editors has become the first to edit the online encyclopedia a million times – averaging 385 edits per day since he began in 2005.
Justin Knapp, 30, of Indianapolis has edited pieces about politics, philosophy and pop culture.
Knapp said: ‘Being suddenly and involuntarily unemployed will do that to you.’
Knapp’s millionth edit was [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Joe Lieberman, it seems, is looking to crank up the anti-terrorism volume a bit further. I would have thought that with Bin Laden killed, we’d be heading in the other direction by now.
But a friend of mine in the GPO let me know that Lieberman is proposing an amendment to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. That is the law that gives immunity to information content [...]
Once in a while I’ll send Dave Cohen(of his blog DOTE) a story that catches my eye and he’ll turn an entire post out of it. He’s a really good person, despite appearing short-tempered and gruff with some of the commenters on his site. That CBS article referenced in his post today caught my eye a few days ago and I messaged it to him on google chat. What got [...]
The liberal-left, as it sees itself
Perhaps the least edifying aspect of the News of the World saga has been the sanctimonious fervour of the liberal-left wallowing in a stew of its own self-righteousness. We’ve had more than a whiff of this putrescent cant here at Telegraph blogs.
Two days ago my colleague David Hughes made the perfectly unexceptionable – and indeed true – point that the media [...]
Greetings, hardcore rapture party rats! We don’t want to rain on your parade as you prepare to celebrate this Saturday, May 21, 2011, the date Oakland Bible maven and Family Radio President Harold Camping has picked as the end of the world. But, well, we think some management of expectations is in order here. You see, it turns out that Camping has predicted the end [...]
In the hours immediately following U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, Chinese Internet users appeared torn over how to react to the news.
While some celebrated, many others mourned the loss of a “hero.” Still others seized on the terrorist mastermind’s death as an opportunity to offer veiled comment on conditions at home.
Rumors of Mr. bin Laden’s death began to [...]
From Citigroup, a look at the unemployment rates in some major countries. Notice anything weird from the land of made-up economic statistics? (See answer below).
Update: A few commenters got it. Chinese unemployment doesn’t fluctuate!
Came across a good article warning that this week was the Fed’s opportunity to reinvest options on previous treasury purchases made with the stimulous QE funny money, there was some obvious market pumping done before options expire on Friday. And a warning that even with $340 Billion to pump into the market this week they still couldnt build a rally – which is scary for whats going to happen next [...]