Pam Samuelson writes up the Proposed Amended Settlement Agreement with Google Books on HuffPo: Read on and educate yourself. 28 January is your deadline for opting out or protesting the settlement.
Julia Rachel Barrett interviewed me for her blog and asked me about writing, tv, reading, and vampires. Have a look-see.
And I got this really cool email from Harry about OKCupid, the dating site, keeping stats on how their users interact:
The online-dating service OkCupic has been keeping a blog, and on it they post stats about the way people behave on their site: Who rates which pictures as attractive, who contacts who, who responds, which kinds of pictures get responses and which don’t.
For instance, this post compares the ratings hetero men and women give each other:
It seems that the men rate the women’s attractiveness along a basic bell curve, but the shape of the graph for women rating men is something very different.
They also went to the trouble of breaking down how men and women contacted each other by race and religion
And, as I mentioned above, which sorts of pictures get responses and which don’t.
Ok, that is COOL. I’m very fascinated by the ways in which people judge one another attractive -and how my type is not always the same type that cranks my friend’s motor. Or something.