Links to and fro. January 26 2011
- Twitter can predict the stock market:
“Measuring how calm the Twitterverse is on a given day can foretell the direction of changes to the Dow Jones Industrial Average three days later with an accuracy of 86.7 percent.”
- Engineers hold our future in their hands.
“Shortages of good engineers will define the limits of the economic growth of nations in the 21st century.”
- Facebook is unnatural.
“These are all pretty great ways to deal with this kind of news, but not at the same time. A Facebook discussion… would travel down several different paths simultaneously and I’d be stuck in the middle trying to participate with all subgroups in whichever way I normally interact with each. This has happened to me several times… It’s like being pulled in several directions at once, and the result is I just feel Facebook is completely useless for communicating with people.”
- Mahalo 4.0: All about learning:
“Jason Calacanis just gave a fun, very forthcoming overview of the history of Mahalo before describing its new mission: teaching stuff.”