Facebook fell victim to an unfortunate amount of spam, filling many people’s newsfeeds with pornographic and violent images. Once clicked on, the images would post on that users wall, creating a chain reaction that went on for nearly 48 hours. Always be weary of what you click on. In other news, a study by the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of online adults use social media. But, it’s not the technology or networking that we’re so drawn to, it’s our friends. 67% of people use social networks to strengthen relationships they already have. And finally, researchers at MIT have created a computer chip that mimics the way our brain thinks. The processors operate using analog functions, just like the brain, but are capable of simulating the thought process faster than any human could. Analog processing makes artificial intelligence possible.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 16, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).