Aug. 1, 2014
69: Rabbit Rabbit
This week we debut an as yet unnamed segment on defense against Internet marketers. We discuss the Uber ratings kerfuffle and other big data nonsense as well as some epic book reviews.
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OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does
OkCupid experiment may have broken FTC rules
All Power to the Pack Rats
Podcasting patent troll: We tried to drop lawsuit against Adam Carolla
The 30-Day Challenge: No Booze, No Masturbating (NOBNOM)
You Are Not Late
Why does my old iPhone seem to get slower before a new release?
Are Uber’s passenger ratings big data for good – or discrimination 2.0?
This Restaurant Kept Getting Awful Reviews. Then They Discovered Something Mind-Blowing…
The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service
Facebook moves all mobile chat to Messenger app
The perks of being ‘somebody’ online
Mystery in the Perseus Cluster
How anyone can hack your Instagram account
The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius (Author), Gregory Hays (Translator)
Ernest Hemingway on Writing – Larry W. Phillips (Editor)
Sam Walton: Made In America
Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film
Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ Comes to an End
Keith Urban Boston Concert: Rape Charge Laid Against Sean Murphy, 18
Guy takes shrooms at comic con. Guy texts entire meltdown to girlfriend. Internet rejoices.
According to the dictionary, “literally” now also means “figuratively”
Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
Note: I inadvertently called Sean Bonner’s coffee subscription service the collective and not the possee. My bad! – JD
Sean Bonner’s Coffee Possee