In truth, all through the haunted forest there could be nothing more frightful than the figure of Goodman Brown. On he flew among the black pines, brandishing his staff with frenzied gestures, now giving vent to an inspiration of horrid blasphemy, and now shouting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around him. The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man. 

From Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

(Source: online-literature.com)

"People say, ‘I’m a user of Facebook,’ but in reality what you are is a supplier to Facebook,” Mr. Gans said. “They give you in-kind services and then use the fact that you’re there to sell their actual product to advertisers."

— Your personal data—freely supplied—is what they’re selling to advertisers.

(Source: The New York Times)

reuters:

It was only a matter of time — Facebook already knows your friends and what kinds of things grab your attention, but soon it could know the state of your health. The social network giant is plotting its entrance into the healthcare field with new features like “support communities” and “preventative care” applications. Read the Reuters exclusive: http://reut.rs/1vzVpTf

This makes me feel ill.

reuters:

It was only a matter of time — Facebook already knows your friends and what kinds of things grab your attention, but soon it could know the state of your health. The social network giant is plotting its entrance into the healthcare field with new features like “support communities” and “preventative care” applications. Read the Reuters exclusive: http://reut.rs/1vzVpTf

This makes me feel ill.

 
"Between 1999 and 2012, 69 zettajoules of heat (that is, 69 x 1021 joules—a huge amount of energy) have been sequestered in the oceans between 300 metres and 1,500 metres down."

— What’s going to happen when the ocean can longer absorb the heat? Can’t say exactly but it’s a frightening thought.

(Source: economist.com)

A new Census report today on wealth inequality (2000-2011) and the good news is…uh, only for those already toward the top.

A new Census report today on wealth inequality (2000-2011) and the good news is…uh, only for those already toward the top.

newyorker:

A cartoon by P. C. Vey. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz

I know the feeling.

newyorker:

A cartoon by P. C. Vey. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz

I know the feeling.

(Source: newyorker.com)