It turns out most of the web is fake

When people say bad things about me on the Internet, I ignore it.

Why?

Because, I do not care what most people think of me. (I do care what the RIGHT people think about me)…

But the real reason is I know most of the “people” online are artificial intelligence bots.

Or worse, these “people” come from “click farms” – as featured in this New York Intelligencer article… and I quote:

How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”

First we have fake news, now we have fake people surfin’ the ‘net. What is next?

Here is the best video downloader software I have ever tried

I cannot believe this internet video downloader software is 100% FREE…

Click here to download 4K Video Downloader.

This study claims teens in the USA know they are addicted to smartphone use

According to this new article, most teens are trying to limit their smartphone and social media use.

According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, U.S. teens are now taking steps to limit themselves from overuse of their phone and its addictive apps, like social media. A majority, 54% of teens, said they spend too much time on their phone, and nearly that many – 52% – said they are trying to limit their phone use in various ways.

In addition, 57% say they’re trying to limit social media usage and 58% are trying to limit video games.

This article goes into great detail about the problem. But as always, it never offers any real solutions.

This $2,890.00 robot dog might break your heart

Over the decades, Sony has publicly released robots that seemed very… well… robotic.

But earlier this week, that all changed.

Introducing the Sony Aibo Robot Dog.

This piece of plastic with actuator motors is guaranteed to charm us. Some will even think of it as cuter than a real dog:

Here is how the best podcasters record their audio

In yesterday’s post, podcaster Lewis Howes revealed his secret to making a great podcast…

Here is a quick tour of his in-home studio:

Here is Lewis Howes’ podcast equipment used for The School Of Greatness Podcast:

Audio-Technica Broadcast Stereo Headset
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads

By the way, I do almost all my recording on my Apple iPad Pro. I use a completely different podcast equipment layout to give me the best-sounding audio (that is easy to set up):

Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone
Microphone Shock Mount with Pop Filter
AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable (6 Feet)
Shure MVi Digital Audio Interface + USB + Lightning Cable
Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm
Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp