Monday, 16 June 2014

Carbon pricing won’t solve climate change but innovation will and other news and views for Monday 15 June

  • Carbon pricing won’t solve climate change. Innovation will – “Putting a price on carbon doesn’t work because no one wants to pay the real cost of using fossil fuels. But funding R&D and demonstration projects that lower clean-energy costs will create real economic incentives to fight climate change.”
Five, a start-up, can analyze Facebook posts to determine personality types based off of select key attributes. Here's Richard Farmer's
Five, a start-up, can analyze Facebook posts to determine personality types based off of select key attributes. Here’s Richard Farmer’s
  • Your Personality Type, Defined by the Internet – “Companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter look at the queries, observations, updates and enthusiasms we write on their services, then they try to figure out what ads might have the most persuasive effect on us. On Tuesday, a Berkeley, Calif., start-up called Five posted a tool that gives a sense of what the big web companies might see when they look at us.”
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