How Psychopaths View Their World How Psychopaths View Their World Most psychopaths are very arrogant and cocky. However, when charming a potential victim, they say all the "right" things and make you believe they are kind-hearted souls; not always, but often enough. The truth is, psychopaths are not altruistic and do not really care about friendships or ties. Guggenbuhl-Craig states that they are very talented at appearing much more humble than the average person, but are hardly so. Some are also able to feign concern about the lower classes and profess that they are on the side of the underdog, the poor, and so forth. The psychopath is filled with greed inside, relating to the world through power, even though, as I said, on the outside he can claim to be on the side of the disenfranchised or the downtrodden. On the flip side, the psychopath also often paints a picture of himself as the downcast anti-hero (his "own worst enemy type") and some like to see themselves as lone-wolves.
Semantic startup Primal builds Pages around your thoughts We’ve seen a lot of startups using semantic technology, usually to improve Web search. Peter Sweeney, founder and co-president of a company called Primal, said he’s taking a different approach from the rest of the semantic crowd: “We’re focused less on annotating content, and more on expressing the thoughts and intentions of individual consumers.” If that sounds a little vague, things should get a little clearer with Primal’s just-announced service, Primal Pages. Like other semantic companies, Primal tries to understand the actual meaning of a user’s commands, and with Pages it tries to create a webpage that contains the exact information you’re looking for. When you search for something on a service like Google, especially if you’re doing serious research, you probably find what you want in bits and pieces — a paragraph from a Wikipedia article, another paragraph from a research paper, an image from Flickr, and so on. Pages tries to bring all of that together in one place.
Hogwarts' Guide to Life Social media: the best and worst of 2009 | Blog Social media growth continued to accelerate this year, with more brands integrating social channels into their marketing campaigns. There are some amazing examples of truly innovative, forward-thinking brands that have effectively used social media to connect with their customers, build engagement and create buzz. However, with just as many companies jumping on the proverbial bandwagon (in an arguably over-hyped space), it’s clear that some brands still “just do not get it". Here we look back at some of the best (and worst) examples of social media in 2009. Before we look at the examples themselves, it’s important to keep in mind some social media ground rules. Although these social media basics may seem like common sense, as companies continue to experiment, it’s inevitable that they will make mistakes. Let’s start on a positive note… Why it works: Informative, adds value and builds engagement with a brand that advocates feel passionate about. 2) Compare the Meerkat 3) Zappos on Twitter
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7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting We recently pointed out that the news media has a filtering process that only lets the bad stuff through. When they do break up the monotony with something lighthearted, it's always something pointless and inconsequential, like that thing last week with the monkey that learned to fly a helicopter. But there actually is good news out there -- on some of the big issues of the day, no less. For instance, did you know ... The Gulf of Mexico Is Almost at Its Pre-Spill Health Levels The Deepwater Spill was bad, obviously. The Good News The Gulf is recovering way faster than anyone thought it would. Via Bossip.comAaaaah yeah. And the better news is that what could have happened with the Gulf oil spill didn't. Now, before anyone has a finger equivalent of a heart attack while pounding out comments below, we're not saying the Gulf of Mexico is in fantastic shape. First, let's recap: the spill occurred on April 20, 2010. Via PBS.org"STILL #1! Getty"I wuv you!" "Be boop skish be dooooo." Via NASA
The Right Way For Media Companies to Create Social Swimming in the roiling sea of online journalism, increasing numbers of newsrooms have decided to take up the challenge of articulating editorial policies for social media. Over the past year, news organizations from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to the BBC have issued protocols for staff on Facebook, Twitter, and personal blogs and websites. Recently, the Washington Post came under fire for formulating “restrictive” guidelines, after managing editor Raju Narisetti expressed on his Twitter page strong views about war spending and term limits for politicians. Reading the guidelines and the opinions of their critics is instructive. Guidelines Have a Place in Journalism The first step is to understand the place of guideline writing in journalism ethics. The guidelines should be applications of general ethical principles. It’s about something bigger. It’s about how social media should be used to contribute to responsible, democratic journalism. Taking the Right Approach 1. 2. 3.
Windows Master Control Panel shortcut The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut, labeled All Tasks and also called Windows God Mode by bloggers and All Tasks folder by at least one Microsoft developer, is a short-cut to access various control settings in Windows Vista and later operating systems. By creating a folder with a certain name, users have access to all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder. The hack was published outside of Microsoft documentation in 2007 and gained popularity when the name God Mode was used by bloggers. Variations of the same method can access different settings, and have also been called 'God Mode' folders. Implementation Discovery The general method of creating the shortcuts is documented by Microsoft, though Microsoft had not publicized the specific GUID ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C for the Master Control Panel. Related shortcuts The general folder shortcut format is <FolderDisplayName>. Stability See also References
carboncopies project The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence Apple Ads&#8217; New Target: Windows 7 (See the Videos!) | K Here are the three new Apple (AAPL) commercials trying to take a smack at the launch of Windows 7 (MSFT), the new operating system software from Microsoft. The “Get a Mac” advertising features the PC and Mac guys, as usual, but are quite a bit meaner than usual. The first, titled “Broken Promises,” is a series of flashbacks to promises made about earlier Windows versions, complete with flip sunglasses. The second, “Teeter Tottering,” has a Windows user switching over to Mac instead of upgrading from Windows XP. “I could stick with what I know, but what I know is pain and frustration,” she says. Ouch! The third commercial, called “PC News,” has the PC guy as a television anchor, talking to a reporter at the Windows 7 launch, to disastrous results. Here are the new videos (and you can see all the Apple ads here):
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