Bookmarks for February 2nd Through February 3rd

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Things from around the web, as seen on February 2nd through February 3rd:

  • Stacks get hacked: The inevitable rise of data warfare - O’Reilly Radar - "you realize that you can take a similar approach to misleading your competitor. You can make them think a less-effective campaign is outperforming a successful one. […] which causes them to pay for customer acquisition in less-effective channels."
    Big data is here to stay, but we often blindly trust the data itself. We're going to need to get this wrong a fair amount before we can start to get it right
  • TruthTeller | The Washington Post - This is a lovely idea, if flawed in execution. The construction of automatic fact checking for politics could have a fascinating impact
  • Stevey’s Blog Rants: Portrait of a N00b - An oldie but a goodie. I disagree with Steve's point here about this being about maturity of developer, since I've met some otherwise battle-scared and mature developer who have never seen enlightenment. I think it's probably closer to the difference between a journeyman and a master.
  • Applebee’s Overnight Social Media Meltdown: A Photo Essay | R.L. Stollar - I think this will be in the social media guidebook on how not to handle a pr issue.