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10 Ways to Make the Internet Better

6. Post Rater-
We’ve already got built-in technology for rating the strength of a  new password, why not add a version of that to Facebook and Twitter?  That way, any time you were about to post something boring, offensive,  or offensively boring, this handy tool would offer up a color-coded  critique.
Here’s how it works: GREEN means you’re good to go, YELLOW means your word choice could be better, ORANGE means you probably said something unintentionally racist, RED means you definitely said something intentionally racist, and BLUE means you mentioned the weather. The best part is that whatever color  rating you receive, no one will really even care or notice because  you’re posting it on the Internet, which is like the digital equivalent  of shouting “sure is hot today!” while walking through an uninhabited  desert.

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10 Ways to Make the Internet Better

6. Post Rater-

We’ve already got built-in technology for rating the strength of a new password, why not add a version of that to Facebook and Twitter? That way, any time you were about to post something boring, offensive, or offensively boring, this handy tool would offer up a color-coded critique.

Here’s how it works: GREEN means you’re good to go, YELLOW means your word choice could be better, ORANGE means you probably said something unintentionally racist, RED means you definitely said something intentionally racist, and BLUE means you mentioned the weather. The best part is that whatever color rating you receive, no one will really even care or notice because you’re posting it on the Internet, which is like the digital equivalent of shouting “sure is hot today!” while walking through an uninhabited desert.

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(Source: College Humor)

10 Ways to Make the Internet Better

3. Repeat Filter-
Things on the Internet exist forever. You or my mom might just now be  finding something I saw years ago. To make matters worse, people repost  things like crazy. A popular link on Reddit will get re-submitted 20  times with different titles. And that’s just one Web site. It’s  impossible to know what’s worth clicking.

Solution: Web browsers already keep a history. If we extend that  history to forever, and log every piece of content we look at, our  computers could warn us before we click a repeat. It could block links  on Web sites to things we’ve already seen. In an ideal situation, it  would auto respond to my mom’s emails with “Haha! So funny!” every time  she sends me that video of the cat playing piano. Or the dog that says  “hello.”  Or those balancing Russian strong men. And so forth, forever.
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10 Ways to Make the Internet Better

3. Repeat Filter-

Things on the Internet exist forever. You or my mom might just now be finding something I saw years ago. To make matters worse, people repost things like crazy. A popular link on Reddit will get re-submitted 20 times with different titles. And that’s just one Web site. It’s impossible to know what’s worth clicking.

Solution: Web browsers already keep a history. If we extend that history to forever, and log every piece of content we look at, our computers could warn us before we click a repeat. It could block links on Web sites to things we’ve already seen. In an ideal situation, it would auto respond to my mom’s emails with “Haha! So funny!” every time she sends me that video of the cat playing piano. Or the dog that says “hello.” Or those balancing Russian strong men. And so forth, forever.

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(Source: College Humor)