[FoRK] old favorites

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Fri Dec 16 15:16:22 PST 2016


Peak Fake will be when it is acknowledged as a form of performance
art.  (idea stolen from The Jazz by Melissa Scott)

Ken Meltsner


On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> On 12/15/16 4:28 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We have a great example of such news this week in the Yahoo one billion
>>> account hack. Sure, it’s all over the web but it happened in 2013. Are we
>>> really supposed to believe that one billion user records were stolen from
>>> Yahoo and it took three years for somebody to notice???
>>
>> Snark overheard at Google: "Are we really supposed to believe that Yahoo
>> has one billion accounts?"
>
> Maybe they were mostly fake robo-hotties on all of those fake dating sites.
>
> We are in the Age Of Fake within the Internet Age right now.  When do you predict we will or have reached Peak Fake?  Hopefully it
> was 2016 and this election, but we'll see.  <snark held>
>
> sdw
>
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