* and so is Google Bard - see addendum below. * ChatGPT sort of admits it's OpenAI's fault -- see second addendum below. Whose fault is it that ChatGPT is producing fake information about me? Is it my fault because I asked it a leading question, the developers' fault for unleashing a dangerous machine, or…
Continue reading ➞ ChatGPT is defaming me and it must be someone’s fault
How fast can I get to Nazi stuff from “Disney kids” using videos from the first 10 recommended? (Spoiler, I couldn't, but still.)
A few days ago Family Inequality reached 1 million total views. After more than doubling in 2011 and 2012, average daily traffic on Family Inequality only grew 41% in 2013, and now in 2014 it grew only another 25%. The declining growth rate may in part reflect slower growth in the number of American Internet users The blog's…
Continue reading ➞ Year-end report and most popular posts, 2014
Marc Smith analyzed thousands of sociologists' tweets, and you won't believe what he found (a network).
Publicity, plagiarism and copyright infringement in the blogosphere.
My contribution to an Atlantic.com forum on online dating, originally published here. White men are the most sought-after group on OkCupid, while black women are the least. ABC Even in Super Sad True Love Story—the Gary Shteyngart novel where everyone wears an "äppärät," a device around their necks that broadcasts to everyone around them their credit…
Continue reading ➞ Online dating: efficiency, inequality and anxiety
Three ways of looking at possible recession effects on divorce.
With its simplistic storyline, welfare-state target, and official-source labeling, this graphic meme is well-adapted to its host environment: gullible, mean-spirited members of the blogosphere's conservative echo chambers.
Householders with less education are less likely to use Internet at home, as are Latinos and Blacks, compared with Whites and Asians.