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Getting Started: Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Settings:: Publishing [...]

These settings are used by Wikity to determine privacy and publishing schedule. Please note that putting "Open" to "No" is an experimental feature, providing "good enough" privacy but not great privacy. OPEN: Yes PUBLISH DELAY: 5 days...

 

Settings:: Footer [...]

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Rising Suicides [...]

Suicides have surpassed traffic fatalities as a cause of accidental death in the U.S. While some of this is due to falling traffic fatalities, the prime driver is the steady climb of suicide since 2000. At 12.7 deaths per 100,000, the rate has surpassed its previous 30-year high in 1986 of 12.5 deaths per 100,000. Half of all suicide deaths are by firearm. [[Suic...

 

Hierarchy and Cooperation [...]

> We have shown that achieving cooperation among humans is more difficult when there is an underlying hierarchical structure producing different ranks between people and therefore unequal payoffs for the participants. This result is driven by insufficient contributions from lower ranked individuals who cannot be confident that they will benefit from cooperating. Remar...

 

Script Theory [...]

The Script Theory of Schank and Abelson was an attempt, in large part, to explain why computers were so bad at basic comprehension of text. While some cognitive theorists hypothesized that computers needed a more subtle understanding of language, Schank and Abelson went the opposite direction: machines were lousy at language because they lacked an understanding of the...

 

Weird Twitter [...]

Considered by some to be an outgrowth of the FYAD forum on Something Awful[http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/weird-twitter-the-oral-history#.wdZOOGGQn cite], Weird Twitter is a group of comic artists working at the intersection of self-expression, comedy, and surrealism. Artists working in the area use a variety of techniques to create bizarre comic scenes often using...

 

Opioids, Alcohol, Suicide [...]

In contrast to every other major demographic, death rates for middle aged whites are rising, and rising fast. While part of this is attributable to increasing suicide rates, stunning new research indicates much of the increase is due to drug and alcohol abuse. The effect is centered in the poorest populations, and seems to be related to increased levels of pain. (nyt)...

 

Solar Price Drop [...]

The price of solar panels has dropped rapidly. What's the reason? CleanTechnica (branch of ArsTechnica) reports three factors: production overcapacity, a shift to Chinese production, and a decades long trend of incremental improvement: Some of the recent drop in solar power prices has come from a shift to manufacturing in China and Taiwan, and some came with a couple ...

 

Bernhard Goetz Incident [...]

On December 22, 1984 Bernhard Goetz shot four young men in a New York subway car, seriously wounding all of them. While the story of what happened varied with the teller the incident became a symbol for frustration with urban crime, and in particular violent crime, which had been on the rise since the late 1960s. Goetz was perceived by many as a folk hero, while other...