Twenty-four hours before, this was the idea: “Microsoft unveiled Tay — a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in “conversational understanding.” The more you chat with Tay, said Microsoft, the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through ‘casual and playful conversation.'” Twenty-four hours later, interactions with humans had turned Tay into a racist jerk.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: This is an experiment about expectations. Six photographers are given an assignment to shoot photos of one man. Each photographer is told a different story about the man: he’s a millionaire, a lifesaver, an ex-con, a fisherman, a psychic, a recovering alcoholic. As you might expect, the photos taken by the different photographers of the same person are pretty different.

+ Continuity and change. It was a satirical slogan on the show Veep. Until it was adopted by the prime minister of Australia.

+ A guy just got arrested for not returning a VHS version of Freddy Got Fingered that he rented back in 2002. Considering the movie, he probably should’ve been arrested the second rented it.