Social Profile - I'm interesting and boring


Disraeli’s quip, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” could do with “and Facebook” tagged onto it, although it wouldn’t roll off the tongue so well, I have to admit.

I just received a spam mail notification from Facebook’s Social Profile app, where friends can rate you. Here are my results:

… your strengths:

best travel companion
best scientist

… your weaknesses:

best companion on a desert island

Apart from the fact that I’m far from being a scientist – maybe the egghead and specs give that impression – how can I be the “best travel companion” and then worst “companion on a desert island”? Aren’t they the same thing?

In the words of Pauline Hanson, please explain…

Facebook and Identity Theft

There has been quite a lot in the news about privacy concerns with Facebook as well as it being used for investigations. Living in a country …

How children use the Internet

I found Richard Sarson’s piece, The Kids Are Alright Online, over at the Guardian interesting today. He interviews children about their …

The Brain Behind

I’m not sure how old this interview with Joshua Schachter, inventor of, is but it’s a fascinating insight into the Wisdom of …