Cool face: Carmen Croft
The other day I was reading about beauty trends in Asia: putting it in a nutshell the article said that many women in Asia are craving for white skin. The whiter the better, even if it’s ruining their skin over the years of if some of the ingredients are, well, dubious. Especially fancy: cream that makes brown nipples pink.
Strangely enough, many women in the Western world are looking for the opposite: tanned skin for that ‘healthy’ look, also with tan lines for showing that they can afford a week-long vacation. (Source: DDF) Continue reading
Amazing beauty: Jennifer Stone Continue reading
There are several things we can learn from this pictorial: be flexible; smile even when it’s difficult; suppress your gag reflex; go to the limit and beyond. Impressive!
This story gives us a bit of ‘White House Sex’: the full monty, just without cumshot. Doesn’t matter, there’s still enough cum on this website. Just enjoy Wiska when she’s showing us her beautiful butterfly.
The reasons mentioned in the latest post are leading to a rather disturbing reality: writers have less value for advertisers than readers. Somebody who’s posting all day has less money than somebody who’s consuming and reposting. While everybody is paying attention to writers, students, activists etc, that means: people with enough time to compare products, telling their stories, and delivering content, the general reader is largely ignored. He hasn’t the time to do all these things the reader does, but he usually has the money the writer hasn’t. If he’s seeing something that he wants, he usually wants it now.
This importance of readers is the reason why services like Twitter, Quora and the like try to make also readers registered users. Linking them to the service is an important step.
Enforcing the social graph where it’s not needed was Tumblr’s biggest plus so far. While it’s easy to browse Tumblr blogs anonymously, it’s not that easy to find specific information on Tumblr blogs. Tumblr has understood that it’s not necessarily important to actually know who you’re following. The link between follower and the person I follow is given by our shared interests. This way a social interaction between us might come up, but more important is the content that’s connecting us.
Ah, Vodafone, my dearest ISP! Even with coax cables working at 10 GBit/sec they want to throttle the speed of file sharing services after 10 GBytes/day. 10 Gigs sounds a lot, but if you are into setting up virtual machines for learning DevOps (or if you want to download some O/S updates) then this isn’t much. Especially when your ISP has a different definition for file sharing than you have. Anybody remembers net neutrality? And isn’t a flatrate a flatrate? And don’t they always tell us about ‘unlimited’ Internet in the advertisements? Continue reading
And Britain? Proceeding on its way to a total surveillance society. Key retention, data retention: all these things from the poison cabinet that try to fix political errors from the past. If this is the vision for the 21st century, then it’s goodnight, nurse.