Daring Fireball: All the Mashed Potatoes →
“The drum I’m trying to bang here is not that Google is a greedy competitor, but rather that Google is a greedy competitor that presents itself as anything but — as a sort of peaceful, whimsical, happy-go-lucky techno-futurist corporate utopian — and that rather than see this pose as absurd, many people, Googlers and Google users alike, buy it. […] That’s Google today. What major tech...
Teens aren’t abandoning “social.” They’re just... →
“Kids aren’t leaving social networks. They’re redefining the word “social.” Rather, they’re actually using the word with the intent of its original meaning: making contact with other human beings. Communicating. Back-and-forth, fairly immediate dialogue. Most of it digitally. But most of it with the intent of a conversation where two (or more) people are exchanging information and emotion. Not...
When I use an Apple app — even one that looks every bit its 6 years of age — I...– Rene Ritchie, iMore.com: How Apple can stop Google from taking over the iPhone. Again.
Three years later, deleting your photos on... →
This is an article from August 2012. Does Facebook actually delete your data, or does it merely move it to a user inaccessible location? Will we ever really know for sure? One thing that seems true. Whatever you put on the web, if you want to retrieve it later, it may or may not be there. (I miss my dotMac HomePage, Apple.) BUT if you want something embarrassing to go away, you can count on it...
We Had No Idea What Alexander Graham Bell Sounded... →
Very scratchy, but you should be able to make out, “…hear my voice– Alexander Graham Bell.” Amazing!
71% of Facebook Users Engage in 'Self-Censorship' →
Keep in mind that for this study to have been possible, Facebook has to be key logging comments even if they are not posted. Are they storing those unposted thoughts?
The public and the food companies have known for decades now — or at the very...– The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes.com (via peterwknox) Only one way to resolve this addiction: Eat real food. If it comes from a box or a bag, try keeping to one ingredient only: a bag of apples, a box of rolled oats, etc. Eat mostly plants, not “foods”...
The Facebook Sonnet Welcome to the endless high-school Reunion. Welcome to...– Sherman Alexie
Gunning to win more advertising dollars, Facebook Inc. is using new ways to cull...– Buy Signal: Facebook Widens Data Targeting–Wall Street Journal
Remove all the space within the atoms making up the human body, and every person...– Brian Greene (via parislemon) Whoa!
macsmiley asked: What does it look like when I ask a question?
In our lives today, once we put up our luminous squares on Facebook, we can’t...– Caitlin Shetterly - Why You Won’t See My Child (Or Even His Name) On Facebook
A Facebook-centric phone that constantly tells you what you want to hear about...– Rian van der Merwe - Forget about ads and privacy, Facebook Home is about identity Not a good thing.
Essentially, the more an idea has the seal of approval from the geek technorati,...– Daniel Eran Dilger http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2013/02/02/wheres-the-math-supporting-apples-rumored-plus-size-iphone/
The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking →
Nazi Germany established and maintained tens of thousands; of concentration camps and ghettos internationally in Europe on a scale beyond imagination. They were everywhere!
Facebook is a continuing nightmare of privacy disasters. It’s the bathroom door...– Mat Honan, Wired.com http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/02/the-return-of-flickr/
1920's - What The Future Will Look Like →
F.T.C. Suggests ‘Do-Not-Track’ Feature for Mobile... →
infoneer-pulse: In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the Federal Trade Commission on Friday said the mobile industry should include a do-not-track feature in software and apps and take other steps to safeguard personal information. The staff report, which was approved by the commission, is not binding, but it is an...