Tuesday News: Rules for Facebook, Patreon + Subbable = ???, FingerReader, and clever Romance quiz
Banned: Explicit images of sexual intercourse, images of genitals, “fully exposed buttocks”, digitally created nudity, and descriptions of sexual acts “that go into vivid detail”.
Allowed: Photos of women “actively engaged” in breastfeeding, images of post-mastectomy scarring, photographs of art which depicts nude figures. –Sky News
Patreon proposed a solution, dreamed up by my cofounder extraordinaire, Sam Yam: If Subbable creators launched on Patreon, we would reduce the effect of “drop off” by matching the first 45 days of pledges, up to $100,000. This “matching program” would do three things:
1) Creators would get a solid paycheck, even if all their subscribers don’t immediately migrate to Patreon.
2) The matching program would incentivize creators to mobilize their audiences effectively and immediately, knowing that their first month of funds would be matched.
3) It would generate excitement about the transfer, incentivizing patrons to pledge even more, knowing that their payments would be effectively doubled. –Patreon blog
Camera technology goes far beyond taking beautiful images. One such example is FingerReader, a finger-mounted device developed by researchers at MIT’s Media Lab that enables the blind to read without the need for Braille.
Currently a prototype, the device relies on a small camera, dedicated sensors, character recognition software and a set of algorithms to read aloud words that are printed on a page or displayed on a digital reading device, such as a Kindle. –Imaging Resource
The Firefighter to Heal Her Heart – For nurse Liesel Adler, firefighter Jack Keller is definitely in the No- Go Zone… even if he is the hottest man in Australia! Yet Jack’s ‘kiss of life’ sparks a fire in Liesel’s heart that she just can’t extinguish! Is Jack the one man to heal her broken heart? –BT.com