Ignorantium
More reactive than flourine. Funnier than boron.
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I cannot follow the whole Manti Te'o dead-girlfriend-story-turns-out-to-be-not-real-girlfriend-story story. I can't wrap my head around it.Actually, I can. Or I could until the "official" version came out saying Te'o (that apostrophe is maddening to type!) was duped as well. I mean, when it was about a touching little made-up story that got out of control […]

I suspect this post may not be everyone's cup of tea, so let me state as clearly as I can: I think the Westboro Baptist Church is a nasty bunch. They are evil — and I really mean that in the sense of good v. evil. Misguided, corrosive and bad.But here's the thing: they have […]

I was working on my post about my break from social media, and how I think it's maybe not so good for us, when Facebook decided to take everything I was fretting about and turn it into a product: Graph Search.Remember when the Internet was going to open up brave new worlds to us all? […]

Good article from +SiliconANGLE  on MIT's reaction to Aaron Swartz's suicide.I had wanted to post something about the Aaron Swartz news this weekend but decided my two cents were worth less than two cents. Seemed wrong to opine about a kid committing suicide so soon after the news broke. Suffice it to say that Swartz […]

The best line from the story:"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," a police spokesman said.Looking for a motive for a drive-by puppy throwing may be a fruitless search.#ignorantium   Embedded Link Puppy thrown at German biker gang A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and […]

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Google says you need to sign in to an account to use their services and that's now considered "controversial." Who knew AOL was ahead of the curve when it did the same thing 20 years ago. Such a dumb article. #ignorantium Embedded Link There’s No Avoiding Google+ Google Inc. is challenging Facebook Inc. by using a controversial […]

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Except for contacting some friends and a few professional obligations (which were scant) I spent almost no time on social media during the holidays. It was kind of eye-opening for me and has made me re-rethink my opinion on social media.I'll have a longer piece later (maybe), but the big takeaway for me is that […]

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I've seen a couple of posts on the dearth of VC. One, from a tech writer who shall remain nameless, made some comments about the whys and hows of this that were staggeringly dumb. This one from +John Furrier is all you need to know about it.Good post. #ignorantium  Reshared post from +John Furrier Embedded Link […]

Stories for this article were selected mostly due to traffic and discussion on social media. I've already had a few people tell me it's too U.S.-centric and missed a couple of big stories. Probably true. My hindsight is only 20/20 for my, uh, "hind."Still, it's a good list stories that show the market is moving […]

If you go far enough with this, somewhere in the simulation there's a guy running a simulation containing another guy running a simulation….and on and on.This would explain a lot about some of the people I know: they're bugs in the software.  #ignorantium   Embedded Link Whoa: Physicists testing to see if universe is a […]

If G+ is the 'ghost town' some once accused it of being, it sure does spend a lot of time doing the equivalent of building parks and sweeping the streets. Those are the types of activities most ghost towns don't really do.  #ignorantium   Embedded Link Google+: ‘Tis the Season for Shipping While it was […]

Interesting poll from Harris Interactive on mobile payments. Seems like everyone knows they're going to happen, but sometime down the road — like five years down the road.Still, when you parse the data a bit you see that people actually are using their phones for coupons, mPOS, etc. #ignorantium Embedded Link Will m-payments replace cash? Survey […]

The original version of this Samsung ad is very funny (And frankly, it's one of the best efforts I've seen to explain why NFC is a cool technology). This "holiday" version is even funnier, especially because it parodies the original so well, even down to the look Santa gives as he pulls away. #ignorantium   […]

I'm a fan of +Dwolla if for no other reason than that they just keep pushing payments in new ways. And they're focused on trying to keep the flow of money as cheap as possible for both the sender and receiver. That's a pretty simple idea but it has some potentially disruptive consequences.And I mean really disruptive, […]

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The Rush fans can stop their bellyaching. And the web will probably lose a few million sites dedicated to the painful injustice so many Rush fans saw in their favorite band's omission from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Really not a prog rock fan myself, though I did see Rush at Madison Square Garden […]