This is the kind of automation I like…

Heckel’s bot farm is not a complex operation. He uses the Raspberry Pi to run a script that checks his and his clients’ accounts every few seconds. When the script sees a new post, it logs into each of the 2,900 accounts it controls and uses them to like it. The script can automate up to three likes per second. It pulls the bots’ usernames and passwords from a spreadsheet Heckel bought access to on Telegram’s Black Market group for approximately $1,600 last year. For Heckel, the bot and Fuelgram come together masterfully. In April alone, he’s used them to make $12,000.

People are turning their accounts into bots on Instagram.

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Ask yourself a question about Facebook

As you probably know I’ve made some experiments about Facebook in the past. Since then, I’ve completely removed myself from Facebook.

I just keep my profile “shut down” in order to access to some pages and logins I have on other websites. I feel better, I don’t visit it anymore, I don’t share something on my personal Facebook profile since a while.

Today I would ask you to ask yourself a question about Facebook. Continue reading “Ask yourself a question about Facebook”

About Bitcoin

Blockchain technologies are here to stay. Wikipedia does a superb work on describing what a blockchain is.

A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography.

Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and transaction data.

By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data. A blockchain can serve as “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.”

Continue reading “About Bitcoin”

The luxury of having secrets

It’s 2017. You barely have any secret anymore. But what’s a secret? Let’s see a definition of the term “secret”:

Something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others.

According to the Oxford Dictionary.

If you think of it, you can’t really find a secret which is not known in some way by Google, Facebook or other big corporations.

Let’s make an example. Continue reading “The luxury of having secrets”

Looking for a tech cofounder? Look no more!

It’s 2017. I keep reading (in Italy more than anywhere else) about people looking for a tech co-founder that will help them develop their idea.

Look no more people!

No, I’m not trying to teach you the latest trick for finding a tech cofounder. I‘m simply telling you to stop looking around for tech cofounders.

notgoingtohappen

Why? Let’s keep it real, from a developer point of view.

  1. Do you want me to work on your ideas for free? I already have mine to work on for free, no thanks.
  2. Ok, you want to pay me. With shares in your company. If you’re Google that might look interesting. Otherwise shares of something valued 0, guess what, are worth zero. Go back to step 1.
  3. Doing business with someone is like getting married. Would you marry a complete stranger met on the Internet or at a startup event? No. Probably it will happen someday if you really like each other a lot and after many years of deep knowledge.

But wait. There’s a way to make people work on (and love, if you’re really lucky) your idea:

PAY PEOPLE REAL MONEY TO WORK ON YOUR IDEA

It’s really that simple.