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
# 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.”
# 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.”
# 5 When you are limited to 140 characters, you use shorteners like Bit.ly
Opportunity for malicious code writers – using shorteners as attack vector
# 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
# 7 So what if Kojo has 50,000 Twitter followers! – most humans can only track about 150
# 8 Honey, I shrunk the computer.
#9 “Follow” the leader Facebook “like” Google “+1” Twitter “Follow”