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(CNN) -- The line dividing work and leisure time is blurring right before our eyes, says one expert, and it's creating a phenomenon called "weisure time." English cricket player Geraint Jones enjoys a "weisure" moment during an Australian fishing trip in 2006.
Followup to Ning’s Viral Loop article I was recently sent a copy of Viral Loop by Adam Penenberg , which just came out.
This morning there was quite a bit of tweeting, back and forth, about this article and exactly how stupid it is.
Totally Flocked “… fear of the unknown and our desire for certainty lead us to throw ourselves into the arms of perceived ‘experts.’ … We trust quantitatively flavored constructs to escort us away from the gloomy reality of unmeasurable uncertainty.” — Pablo Triana, “Lecturing Birds on Flying” Quick quiz: What’s sillier than trying to predict human behavior?
Summary: In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.
I was recently thinking about the commonalities between all systems that can learn. Neural networks learn by updating the strength of the connections between neurons.