## Automate my Ire

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:12:14 -0300

Disclaimer: I realise I am an unsociable bastard.  And that it may be
"just me" - in which case this makes no sense.  And I guess it offends
that kind of "be positive" American sensibility (which I know is one
of your strengths, even if I find it creepy).

But damn there are a lot of idiots out there.

I read stuff in various places and I think, "must remember not to
bother with them".  But then I forget.  So I want the inverse of an
people I don't want to be bothered with.  And then filters them out.
The result might, for example, grey-out their comments on web sites.

I can see various technical difficulties: detecting persistent
identities across multiple sites; associating content with particular
people on multiple sites; modifying HTML on sites with unknown
structure.

But I can also see that we're getting close to this been possible:
single sign on is a big help; people seem to be getting better at
interpreting social relationships and constructing social graphs.

So, is this possible?  Is anyone going to build it?

Andrew