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Are 5 star rating systems useless?

I posted this in a thread in the Sword and Laser Goodreads forums, but I was curious what WordPress people thought about it. Have you ever noticed that when you check the rating for a book on Goodreads, it will

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Expressing Yourself in the Age of Consumerism

With a computer in nearly every home in the industrialized world, instant access to a worldwide repository of visual images, and freely available software to manipulate those pictures, it was only a matter of time before people started making dumb

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Putin vs. Poutine (or The Gentrification of Fast Food and the Third World War)

So, you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of cheese they eat. If you look in the average person’s fridge, you’re going to find some mozzarella and cheddar, maybe some swiss or parmesan. Perhaps you live

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Xboner Outrage (or Eat Your Virtual Vegetables)

Recently Xbox finally revealed their next generation gaming platform to a ranting chorus of dismay from gamers everywhere. First of all, it was less of a reveal and more of a tease. The presentation itself had the feel of corporate

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Why you should read the comments

For everyone that has ever been online, at some point you have come across a remark that was hateful, obscene, or just downright bizarre. If you are one of the people who has ever posted something controversial, political, or religious,

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Truth in Words and Pictures (or The Circle of Academic Life)

Photos by Steve Jurvetson, Lynette S., Horia Varlan, research.gov, Carolyn Lagattuta, Trois Têtes, and Wikipedia CC-BY-2.0 Original idea gratuitously stolen from xkcd

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I Know You’re My Friend But I Don’t Like You (or Adventures In Facebooking)

So, after avoiding it for many years, I finally caved and started a Facebook account. I’ve always been more of a Twitter guy. I like the brevity and simplicity of it. Facebook always seemed more like your parents’ social media.

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Let Me Be The First To Say Humbug (or Nine Ways To Cook Reindeer)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am hiding from Christmas. So far I’ve managed not to hear any Christmas music this year, but mostly because I haven’t left the house. I used to work in retail, so I’ve gotten a lifetime dose

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One Sigma Certainty (or Don’t Be That Guy)

If you get it, it’s awesome. So, you’ve probably heard of the ninety-nine per cent and the one percent, but have you ever heard of the 68.2689492%. I didn’t think so. Now, before you run away screaming, thinking I’m going

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Too Much of a Good Thing (or Internet Dreams and Social Media Nightnares)

I live in a state of dread. I’m distracted and I can’t get any work done. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night with chills. Other times, I can’t get to sleep at all. What has got

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