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Trick for estimating if you are a female or a male from your browser history. It uses an information leak introduced by CSS. The browser colors visited links differently than non-visited links. All you have to do is load up a whole bunch of URLs for the most popular social bookmarking sites in an iframe and see which of those links are purple and which are blue.
apophenia: Rebooting America
Book with essaysa bunch of super awesome folks, including Yochai Benkler, Susan Crawford, Esther Dyson, Newt Gingrich, Craig Newmark, Howard Rheingold, Doug Rushkoff, Clay Shirky, David Weinberger …. and danah boyd. You can download the whole book (it is under Creative Commons license). danah boyd essay is titled "Can Social Network Sites Enable Political Action?"