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Archive for the 'Theory' Category Questions 9/11
Posted on Sunday, October 29th, 2006 at 8:14 pm.

I don’t mean to try to disprove any 9/11 theories, but this site is strongly convincing that something is strange about Flight 77, Flight 93, and 9/11. Warning: Conspiracy Theory Links Follow!

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Facebook: More Privacy Features May Make Stalking Easier
Posted on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 at 3:09 am.

Today at 3:00 AM EDT I noticed that Facebook added a few new privacy features.

Last week we asked you guys what privacy controls you thought were necessary for the upcoming expansion. We read all of your suggestions and we have built these controls:
Hide yourself from all people in a type of network (e.g. people only in a region, high schoolers) in searches.
Prevent people in those networks from messaging, poking and adding you as a friend.
Control whether your picture shows up in your search listing.

These controls are all under the Search section of the My Privacy page. As always, please send us feedback here.

As usual, I send an email to them for thanks.

Thanks for implementing the new privacy features. I do believe that they are necessary, though they are making Facebook a bit more closed. Which, if the users like it, is good. But please, consider the implications of these moves; please see my blog article (this) for my warnings.

Thanks again for listening.

Steven Bao

What they don’t know (or they might) is that they’re paving the way for school administrators, faculty, and parents to be able to hold a Facebook and basically stalk students on Facebook. This is a very serious matter, and it should be taken seriously; the privacy features are useful for some, but the implications may be fatal. Before, it was somewhat hard to hold a Facebook account if you were not a student, as you would be found out sooner or later. If we resolve so that you need to be one’s friend to read their profile, then Facebook will become more and more closed.

Blogathon 2006 Pledge Theory
Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 at 9:23 am.

The following is a partial theory thought of for either no reason or some reason. Not sure which.

So, as Saturday dawns upon us soon, I haven’t gotten a sponsor since Monday. Which kinda sucks - I need as many sponsors as possible. I have been told to take it easy the first year. I have also been told that I probably will get some sponsors during the ‘thon. I’m guessing that during the Blogathon the blogosphere sees that there are lots of new posts in these 400 blogs - wtf!?

My schedule messes the blogathon up - since I’ll be traveling around (thankfully for no more than 30 minutes) for the first part of the day (9AM, when the blogathon starts.) I could leave later than 9AM - but I have to be at my destination (MIT) at 9:30 to write a quick blog post, of course. Therefore, my first two blog posts might be slightly poor, then the rest will be better in quality.

The real part of this theory is that I believe the better the first blog posts are, the better chance of more pledges being pledged. That is set by a matter of time, every increment of time passed people may be less inclined to pledge money, I guess. Not sure why, but that’s what I think - if I have strong posts at 9AM people would be more inclined to pledge since they think the rest of the blog posts will be strong. Yet my first two will be pretty weak, and the rest will be strong. Once some poeple see the first post, and they think it sucks, they might not pledge and not visit the blog again - they think that the rest will suck. Which kind of sucks. A lot.

Therefore, I’d like to say that even though my first few will be weak, please consider pledging still - there will be a lot of good articles. I have about five minutes to write a blog post at 9AM - not long enough to write a good article. This article took at least fifteen minutes to write, so there you go, a gauge. Thank you