Recommended Links (Ed. 0043 / Internet & Social)

Internet Social CrowdLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Internet, IOT, Social Networking, Crowdsourcing, and Cybersecurity, including items on what the Internet of Things means for you, for the enterprise, for networks, for humankind, whether it is time for Twitter to start filtering out some of the noise and repetition, and what we should actually expect when we sign up for a kickstarter. Enjoy.

Internet / IoT

  • The Internet of Things start-ups attracted $1B in venture capital in 2013
  • Why the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Everything
  • Why the ‘Internet of Things’ may never happen
  • How the “Internet of Things” Will Become as Mainstream as Dropbox
  • Hurdles To The Internet Of Things Prove More Social Than Technical
  • Looking beyond the Internet of things hype: Here’s what’s in store
  • Adesto enters Internet-of-things battle with memory chips that use 100 times less energy
  • Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?
  • The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data
  • Internet Of Things: What About Data Storage?
  • 4 Usage Models for the Internet of Things
  • The Industrial Internet Of Things
  • AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM And Intel Unveil The Industrial Internet Consortium
  • The enterprise may be ready for Internet of Things, but networks are not
  • When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
  • The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection
  • ‘The Internet of Things’: Google, Apple and the next big growth cycle
  • The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy
  • The Internet of Things: it’s a really big deal
  • The Internet of Things might not be what you’re hoping for
  • Cybersecurity Expert and CIO: Internet of Things is ‘Scary as Hell’
  • Future Shock: The Internet of Compromised Things
  • Internet of Everything: Is This the Way the World Ends?
  • Why the Internet of Things Is More 1876 Than 1995
  • How The Internet Of Things Is More Like The Industrial Revolution Than The Digital Revolution
  • The internet of things: what role will humans play?
  • Endpoints Vs. The Internet Of Things
  • Forget ‘the Cloud,’ Computing’s Future Is in ‘the Fog’
  • F.C.C. Issues Snapshot of U.S. Internet Service
  • Quirky to Create a Smart-Home Products Company

Social Networking

  • Should Twitter Filter Your Feed?
  • The Languages of Twitter Users
  • Social Networking and the ‘Back Burner’ Phenomenon
  • What does the Facebook experiment teach us?
  • Want to Brainstorm New Ideas? Then Limit Your Online Connections
  • Recent Leadership Changes Suggest That Twitter Is Struggling to Find Its Footing
  • Leon Wieseltier Responds to Alain de Botton’s Attack on Twitter
  • Revenue Up at Twitter, but Growth Is a Worry
  • Twitter’s Growth Shifts to Developing Countries
  • Some Privacy, Please? Facebook, Under Pressure, Gets the Message
  • The Peril of Knowledge Everywhere
  • Twitter’s Marketing Problem


  • UK mobilizes crowdsourcing army to analyze massive archive of World War I info
  • Crowdfunding Startups: Opportunities and Bottlenecks
  • Oculus VR: Crowdsourcing Or Mass Exploitation?
  • What exactly do we think we’re doing when we back a Kickstarter project?
  • Crowdsourcing The Weather
  • Keeping crowdsourcing honest: can we trust the reviews?
  • Quora and the Search for Truth
  • Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy Boom


  • The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home
  • Beyond Passwords, Behavior Looms
  • They Have Seen the Future of the Internet, and It Is Dark
  • Smart TVs, smart fridges, smart washing machines? Disaster waiting to happen
  • Intruders for the Plugged-In Home, Coming In Through the Internet
  • Red Balloon Symbiote anti-virus security software protects embedded devices
  • Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines
  • “Internet of Things” is the new Windows XP—malware’s favorite target
  • The Internet Of Things Has Been Hacked, And It’s Turning Nasty
  • Note to Government: Mandate Cybersecurity, Then Get Out of the Way
  • Internet of Things gets close government scrutiny
  • Cybersecurity Expert and CIO: Internet of Things is ‘Scary as Hell’
  • Cyber-security: Hagel, at NSA headquarters, promises more transparency
  • Internet of Everything: Is This the Way the World Ends?
  • Future Shock: The Internet of Compromised Things
  • The Internet of Things isn’t safe: thousands of smart gadgets hacked to send spam and phishing emails

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