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Has Medium.com Fixed Broken Publishing?

Has Medium Fixed Broken Publishing

In August 2016 I speculated, in a post about the blogging platform Medium.com, as to what the business’s future might hold.

At the time, I imagined that Medium’s most likely means of financing its existence would be increasingly heavy advertising. But this year, the platform switched to a subscription model in which users pay to read the site’s best content. Well, in theory the best, although that does depend on whether the best writers choose to lock their content behind the site’s optional paywall. If Medium’s best writers opt to keep their feed open to the wider Internet, in practice the best content will still be free. Continue reading Has Medium.com Fixed Broken Publishing?

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The Not-So-Advanced World of Online Troll Investigation

As a result of other posts on this blog, I’ve got used to being asked for help in unmasking “trolls”. Most typically, the requests have come from political activists who think they have the right to verbally attack those with whom they don’t agree, but should themselves be immune from any such attacks. Because… well, you know… Because their opinion is right, and everyone else’s is wrong, basically.

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Penis Recognition Software Says Cheating Men’s Manhood SHRINKS

JACK SMART (Guest Writer):
As one of Europe’s premier private investigators, I’m approached by a lot of very beautiful women. I typically end up taking them to dinner, naturally. And as I stare attentively across the table into each lady’s eyes, I get an almost telepathic sense of what she’s going to say. She gazes back through the candle light with that tell-tale look, and I listen hard, just beneath the soft music, for her tentative, nervous whisper… Continue reading Penis Recognition Software Says Cheating Men’s Manhood SHRINKS

How to Host a Tantric Webinar With Windows 3.1

VICTORIA DRUGGS (Guest Writer):
Ordinarily, tantric events are held on Canadian ranches at a cost of $2,575 per head, and organised by permanently cross-legged, greying herbalists who drink, and forcibly serve, nettle tea. But what happens if you want the tantric ecstasy without having to empty your PayPal or drink the juice of poisonous leaves at swordpoint?

Well, why not try hosting your own tantric webinar, FOR FREE?! That’s right! You really can use ye wondrous Internet to connect with like-minded tantroids and fulfil your innermost desires. Let’s start at the beginning… Continue reading How to Host a Tantric Webinar With Windows 3.1

Are Twitter’s ‘Locked Accounts’ a Ransom Racket?

A while back, I wrote a post called Zero Guy, which looked at a seemingly growing phenomenon of Twitter users unfollowing their entire friend list. I’d always assumed this was a deliberate action. But as I discovered in the course of the past week, it may not be the account holders who are unfollowing literally ALL of their friends. It may in fact be Twitter. There’s a suggestion that this might all be part of a ransom racket which has heavily damaged the accounts and public image of some users who won’t ‘pay up’…

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How Snoopers Access the Tweets in Your Protected Twitter Account

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As an advocate of online privacy, I’ve issued numerous warnings on how easily Internet users can bypass the supposed protections on social media. In this latest installment, I’m going to begin by informing you that… brace yourself… the Account Protection feature on Twitter does NOT retrospectively protect your tweets.

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How To Make Big Money Online Doing Literally No Work

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You know it’s nothing more than a gateway to disaster, but you’re going to read it anyway. That’s why “Make Money Online!” articles are still a major battleground on the search engines.

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