Saturday, June 21, 2014

Internet Wading – June

This month's Internet Wading is an especially mixed bag. Actually, they usually are, I suppose.

In 2013, 61.5% of web traffic wasn’t human, and that number is up 21% in just one year. About 31% of web traffic is from “good bots” (search engines, for example), but 31% of it is from malicious bots.

We see a LOT of images on the Internet, some are memes promoting some cause or other, but most sites have images of one sort or another. There is a resource for that: A Complete Guide to Visual Content: The Science, Tools and Strategy of Creating Killer Images.

Roger Green kindly mentioned my series on New Zealand Music Month. He is, of course, the person I stole borrowed the idea for these posts from.

The sort of thing I like to see: "Calgary Olympian finds three words liberating: ‘I am gay’."

There was a claim that  Humans 'are sexist' about hurricanes. The claim was that female-named hurricaines are more deadly than those with male names. Except, it's not true: "Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones?"

Most Christians tend to ignore the awkward parts of the Bible: 11 Kinds of Bible Verses Christians Love to Ignore. And then there's the other side: Bible Verses That Atheists Love: We asked prominent atheists what parts of the Bible they find inspiring and beautiful.

Huge Underground "Ocean" Discovered Towards Earth's Core: “A new study led by geophysicist Steve Jacobsen of Northwestern University and seismologist Brandon Schmandt from the University of New Mexico has yielded evidence that vast oceans worth of water are tied up within Earth’s mantle.”

And that's it for this month.

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