June 2011 The Computer Guys on WAMU 88.5 FM

World famous Kojo Nnami

Summary:  Monthly adventure of Kojo Nnamdi & The Computer Guys on WAMU 88.5 FM

Listen here:  http://bit.ly/1pD4vm  (60 MINUTES)

# 1 Birthday party: YouTube celebrates 6th birthday with 3 billion views!
- Every minute more than 48 hours of video are uploaded
- 3 billion views per day is a 50% increase over last year

http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/05/thanks-youtube-community-for-two-big.html

# 2 EXCELLENT HOAX! Something missing w/Kindle? “Book spray” for Kindle folks like Allison
Fictitious aerosol spray, “for sale” at smellofbooks.com, that purports to allow readers to “finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much.”
http://smellofbooks.com/ 

# 3 Does anyone under 22 watch television? Ownership of TV sets falls in U.S. Ask listeners! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/business/media/03television.html

# 4 Is Bill in a cult? Apple fanboy = religious fanatic?
When you stick a big Apple fan in an fMRI machine and show him Apple images, his brain lights up in the same areas associated with religious belief. And, according to a BBC TV show, one of the scientists associated with that study proclaims, “big tech brands have harnessed, or exploit, the brain areas that have evolved to process religion.”
http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/apple-fanboy-religious-fanatic.htm

# 5 When you are limited to 140 characters, you use shorteners like Bit.ly
Opportunity for malicious code writers – using shorteners as attack vector
http://yourstory.in/news/5971-symantec-announces-may-2011-messagelabs-intelligence-report

# 6 Fun fact: one out of eight minutes spent online is with Facebook   http://bit.ly/dQzcar
Opportunity for malicious code writers – using Facebook as attack vector
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/22/facebook-scams-hacks-attacks_n_864906.html

# 7 So what if Kojo has 50,000 Twitter followers! – most humans can only track about 150
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26824/?p1=Blogs

# 8 Honey, I shrunk the computer.
http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/

#9 “Follow” the leader Facebook “like” Google “+1” Twitter “Follow”
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386253,00.asp

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