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(Medium)   Why did the Jedi scientist cross the road? To get to the dark side--network researchers discover the 'dark corners' of the internet   (medium.com) divider line 23
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2013-10-25 11:06:08 AM  
Geocities?
 
2013-10-25 11:13:30 AM  
Silk Road would be one example.
 
2013-10-25 11:26:04 AM  

2wolves: Silk Road would be one example.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

This does seem like a no brainer, we would love to think good information drives out bad information and that the internet has enabled free flow of information but, thanks to source bias and group think this will never happen. Well I mean it could happen if we go Borg
 
2013-10-25 11:50:09 AM  

zedster: 2wolves: Silk Road would be one example.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

This does seem like a no brainer, we would love to think good information drives out bad information and that the internet has enabled free flow of information but, thanks to source bias and group think this will never happen. Well I mean it could happen if we go Borg


Post important information on redtube.  Problem solved.
 
2013-10-25 12:16:01 PM  
Rule #1
 
2013-10-25 12:19:35 PM  
img229.imageshack.us

It's only a model.
 
2013-10-25 12:33:29 PM  
4chan?
 
2013-10-25 12:37:03 PM  
Duh, what did they think all that dark fiber was for?
 
2013-10-25 12:52:06 PM  
It means there are some people who may as well be living under a rock despite being online.  It's interesting to learn that information does spread like a disease.

This has implications beyond advertising.  It also has implications for politics and sociology.  Political ideas and memes (the classic sense of the word) do not proliferate like viruses.
 
2013-10-25 12:59:06 PM  
Wait a minute.  So they're saying a Justin Bieber fan forum will never find out about the latest supreme court rulings?
 
2013-10-25 01:05:35 PM  

bifford: It means there are some people who may as well be living under a rock despite being online.  It's interesting to learn that information does spread like a disease.

This has implications beyond advertising.  It also has implications for politics and sociology.  Political ideas and memes (the classic sense of the word) do not proliferate like viruses.


Tfa specify says that it doesn't spread like a disease
 
2013-10-25 01:22:41 PM  
meatspin?
 
2013-10-25 01:38:09 PM  

zedster: 2wolves: Silk Road would be one example.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

This does seem like a no brainer, we would love to think good information drives out bad information and that the internet has enabled free flow of information but, thanks to source bias and group think this will never happen. Well I mean it could happen if we go Borg


"But that's not entirely reasonable, they say. While it's easy to infect everybody you meet with a disease, it's much harder to inform all your contacts of a particular piece of information. More likely is that people pass on information only to a certain fraction of the people they know."

Know how I know we have differing perspectives on TFA?
 
2013-10-25 01:57:45 PM  

dittybopper: [img229.imageshack.us image 500x276]

It's only a model.


Shhhh!
 
2013-10-25 02:11:11 PM  
As my wife always reminds me, "nobody likes a know-it-all".

People don't want information, they want sound bites.

/personally I like know it alls.
//that's why I like Fark.
 
2013-10-25 02:26:53 PM  

busy chillin': 4chan?


Rule #1
 
2013-10-25 02:31:36 PM  
Like this?
(pretty much not safe for work or anything)
 
2013-10-25 03:03:33 PM  
This is why Prism is so scary. The 'meta data' they collect helps them get a better picture of how these connections work and how information is actually spread. It's not about understanding the spread of information- it's about controlling the spread of disinformation and creating public opinion.
Oh wait... BRB... gotta update my Facebook status.
 
2013-10-25 04:39:45 PM  

doyner: zedster: 2wolves: Silk Road would be one example.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

This does seem like a no brainer, we would love to think good information drives out bad information and that the internet has enabled free flow of information but, thanks to source bias and group think this will never happen. Well I mean it could happen if we go Borg

Post important information on redtube.  Problem solved.


Instead of "you have to watch this commercial advertisement before proceeding to the main video" it could be "you must sit through this news clip before getting to the porn".


/"Did you hear about this NSA thing? Yeah, I was trying to watch some Brazilian fart porn and...."
 
2013-10-25 04:56:20 PM  
Sounds like these guys just discovered the Politics tab.
 
2013-10-25 06:06:42 PM  
This is based on our understanding of diseases and the way they percolate through a population.

Twitch
 
2013-10-25 06:18:14 PM  

big pig peaches: As my wife always reminds me, "nobody likes a know-it-all".

People don't want information, they want sound bites

blow jobs.

/personally I like know it alls.
//that's why I like Fark.


At least I do. I'm people too.
 
2013-10-26 03:21:32 AM  
Dark corners on the Internet? Pffft. Got 'em open on another tab. It's warm in there. And dark. ooooOOOooo.
 
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