Posts Categorized: Society

Stupid Things Smart People Do

Awhile back Quora put out an ebook of the best quora answers of 2010-2012. Being a big fan of the site, I downloaded the book to see what insights I could glean from a compilation of the best the site had to offer. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the ebook was free either. In… Read more »

Authenticity

Think about the stereotypical used car salesman. Tell me how you feel about him. Do you like him? Would you do business with him if you could avoid it? I’m guessing that your feelings about the used car salesman aren’t so positive. He probably comes across as fake and as someone who only cares about… Read more »

Monetizing the Untrackable

Many consumer facing¬†internet¬†businesses realize that people want free services. As a result, they pursue alternate monetization options. The most common monetization strategy is advertising. Achieving sufficient monetization for complex webs apps or services through advertising has been a difficult feat to achieve though. It has been possible for some companies because of the large amount… Read more »

Quantifying Yourself

If you haven’t heard of the quantified self, it’s a movement to gather as much data as possible about one’s life using technology. ¬†That data is then analyzed to provide your with the information you need to improve yourself and your life. That could include everything from exercises performed, food eaten, hydration, sweat volume, heart… Read more »

Privacy Lost

People seem to be going gaga over Google Glass. I get it. It’s a cool piece of technology. It looks like the future that the sci-fi movies I watched when I was younger promised us. As soon as I wrote that last sentence, a thought occurred to me. Most of those movies were of dystopian… Read more »

The Value of Your Information

Everyday, we all give up a little more of our privacy, whether we know it or not. Some ways are obvious, such as closed circuit cameras (some with microphones), which are being used to monitor us(especially in the UK) or unmanned drones. These are some of the worst because people see their privacy being stolen… Read more »

Welcome to icisil.com!

Welcome to icisil.com, which stands for: “I Came, I Saw, I Learned.” I created this site to be able to quickly post items that I thought were illuminating in some way. That could be something that confirmed something that I believed to be true, but had no proof or possibly something that goes against what… Read more »