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#166 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

Yes, although the views of the FTC and European regulators on how Facebook has been going about it is going to constrain them somewhat in future. (E.g., tracking browsing behavior when users aren't even logged in to Facebook, etc, etc...)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

Yes, although the views of the FTC and European regulators on how Facebook has been going about it is going to constrain them somewhat in future. (E.g., tracking browsing behavior when users aren't even logged in to Facebook, etc, etc...)



oh there's definitely some creepy stuff...(and some of the stuff is just the result of incredibly sophisticated algorithms that give the appearance of hacking even though that's not what's happening....i.e. some of the 'someone you might know" results are amazing)...but they also have an insane amount of information about hundreds of millions of people just from their profiles....that's not going to change anytime soon.
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#168 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

And about people who are not Facebook members, siphoned from the cellphones of members who chose to synchronize their phones with Facebook. And about people using "partner" sites who never noticed the small print saying that by using the site you "agree" to allow... etc.

A lot of sleazy stuff.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

And about people who are not Facebook members, siphoned from the cellphones of members who chose to synchronize their phones with Facebook. And about people using "partner" sites who never noticed the small print saying that by using the site you "agree" to allow... etc.

A lot of sleazy stuff.



True. Of course, that's also why FB is free and integrated into everything these days. Zuckerman's real genius is actually finding a way to mint money online without charging.
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#170 memesuze

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

see post 347 for a NYT digital plus Nook deal
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#171 prasantrin

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

Now a reader can only get 10 free articles before being cut off

http://slatest.slate...g_in_april.html

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Now a reader can only get 10 free articles before being cut off

http://slatest.slate...g_in_april.html


Yes.

The Times increases your free looks if you link an article to your site, though.

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#173 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Last time I checked, which wasn't that long ago, private browsing gets around the paywall.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

What's private browsing?

I usually read via links from google reader and twitter, but occasionally have to delete the portion of the link after the ".html" Not a big deal. But I'm hoping they don't do away with free reading from either of those.

#175 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Private browsing is an option under the tools menu in Firefox and Internet Explorer. It lets you browse websites without your PC remembering (their are some qualifications to this), so it doesn't remember how many times you've visited the Times. It's designed for people who use shared computers to browse porn without leaving tracks. :lol:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

safari also has private browsing.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Private browsing is an option under the tools menu in Firefox and Internet Explorer. It lets you browse websites without your PC remembering (their are some qualifications to this), so it doesn't remember how many times you've visited the Times. It's designed for people who use shared computers to browse porn without leaving tracks. :lol:

If you have IE, click on the New Tab box at the top of the screen, & you'll get a button to activate Private Browsing in the new tab. It doesn't record history, blocks cookies, etc., like Wilf says. :cool:
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

I'm frequently surprised by the NYT's headlines:
Today for example:


"Dozens Killed by Bomb in Yemen, Raising Al Qaeda Fears"

Well, it's estimated at least 96 were killed and 300 wounded. Somehow, to me at least, "dozens" doesn't reflect the immensity of the loss of life.
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#179 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

I think the choice is dozens or hundreds. Not enough victims for the latter.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

The NYTMag profile of Ina May Gaskin made my day.
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