Tag Archives: MMO
February 29, 2012
A while ago, while trying to avoid some work, I watched this TED presentation by Luis von Ahn .
While his name might not ring a bell for everyone, his legacy definitely will: he is the guy behind reCAPTCHA , the bot-blocking service that uses all of us to help digitize the archives of The New York Times and Google Books. (Just think: every time you have to squint your …
January 9, 2012
At this time of year, it often seems like people in the media industry are still too full/hungover from Christmas and New Year’s over-indulgence to do any real work. Filling the newspapers are either stories remembering the year just ended, or nostalgic human-interest stories.
Seeing as we have already reflected on 2011 , we decided it was a good time to talk about …
September 22, 2011
Years before Twitter and Farmville took over our lives, philosophers were worried that computers were changing the nature of human existence. (Yes, I watched The Matrix again on the weekend.) With the rise of social media, this idea has now gone a step further: can computers change what it means to be dead?
A few weeks ago, while watching TED videos to escape the scorching …
August 18, 2011
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In today’s world I’m not so sure.
My doubts began when I came across this article on a Chinese power-leveling site for popular MMOG RuneScape . The writer (or more likely the algorithm) has taken an original article about Microtask, sliced it up and loaded it with terms (“seers village”, “Port Khazard”, …
August 12, 2011
Looting, arson, armored police and outraged citizens: London is at boiling point, with other English cities feeling the heat too. Here in law-abiding Helsinki, the closest we get to this type of lawlessness is an unauthorized barbecue in the park. By comparison, the UK capital is descending into Arab-Spring-like chaos. Except, of course, that Londoners are not fighting an …crowdsourcing, London, looting, riot, social media, Twitter | 3 Comments
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