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Farhad Manjoo: Twitter is not that carefree clubhouse for journalism anymore. Instead it is the epicenter of a nonstop information war, an almost comically undermanaged gladiatorial arena where activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers gather to target and influence the wider media world.

Facebook is helping husbands ‘brainwash’ their wives with targeted ads

Daily Dot vond een bedrijfje dat interessant gebruik maakt van cookies aan de hand waarvan Facebook je targeted ads kan tonen. Zo kan een winkel je de uitbreidingset van Kolonisten van Catan aanbevelen als je het spel bij hen kocht. Of, zoals Spinner doet, gedragsbeïnvloeding in gang steken door mensen artikels te laten zien: Regardless […]

Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

The New York Times: To assuage concerns, Mr. Zuckerberg called a follow-up meeting with WhatsApp employees a few days later, three of the people said. On Dec. 7, employees gathered around microphones at the WhatsApp offices to ask him why he was so invested in merging the services. Some said his answers were vague and […]

For AirPods early adopters, Apple’s hit wireless earbuds are showing their age

Zac Hall op 9to5mac: But batteries are consumable, we all know so well now, and that’s proven true for the tiny batteries inside AirPods after two years of daily use. Battery life that once exceeded five hours now struggles to power AirPods through three hours of continuous usage at the same volume. Exact hetzelfde: vroeger […]

We Are Bad at Moderation (Or: Why I’m Deleting Twitter and Instagram From my iPhone)

Shawn Blanc: And can you guess the thing in my life which I consider to be not very essential but which is receiving more of my time and attention than I think it deserves? Social media. Ik heb het tijdens de kerstvakantie geprobeerd en daarna terug hervallen.Na het lezen van deze blogpost toch terug Twitter […]

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours

Pro Publica: The latest move comes a few months after Facebook executives urged ProPublica to shut down its ad transparency project. In August, Facebook ads product management director Rob Leathern acknowledged ProPublica’s project “serves an important purpose.” But he said, “We’re going to start enforcing on the existing terms of service that we have.” He […]