This is a bit of an eclectic issue, ranging from a childish prank to one lawyer’s very serious response to a spam invoice. Here’s a bit more information to get you excited:
- AI vs AI – This experiment from some Cornell University students looked at what would happen if two chatbots struck up a conversation. The results are hilarious. The response from viewers reminds us of just how much robots still amaze and frighten us (and how proud we are that they can’t mimic us just yet).
- Spam Revenge – What happens when you send a law office a fake invoice and a lawyer there gets a hold of it? If he’s this blogger he digs up copious amounts of information on you via public records… then shows the rest of us how to do it. Good luck with that same scam in the future.
- Streetview Vandalism – We’ve seen many responses to the Streetview car: performance art, scavenger hunts, even anger. This is the first bit of vandalism we’ve come across (at least the first that has been memorialized in Streetview by accident).
- Yelper Backlash – Yes, Yelp can be an amazingly helpful site. But as with any crowdsourced effort, there’s a lot of random other crap in there. Now there are multiple ways to respond to self centered, racist or clueless comments.