Ik heb ‘m hier al eerder gelinkt, maar ook na het lezen van de tiende editie van The Discourse blijf ik grote fan. Bomvol goeie links, handige samenvattingen en interessante analyses. Dit bijvoorbeeld:
The discourse is not the ball game. The conversation around issues is not the issue. What is actually happening to actual people and actual voters is what matters. Sometimes, I feel like we lose sight of that.
Exact mijn sentiment van de laatste jaren, deze post op Daily Kos:
It’s all about learning to hate.
It’s about learning to dehumanize.
The change isn’t sudden, it’s gradual.
And now we have a dominant national party that has entirely devoted itself to fostering hatred towards different kinds of people.
Oh. Mijn. God.
[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. But there’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.
Een soort mash-up van ‘The Phantom Menace’ met ‘Zo werkt je lichaam’… 🙄
It also collected information sent by non-subscribers to friends or contacts who had Facebook apps installed on their phones, the court documents claim. Because these people would not have been Facebook users, it would have been impossible for them to have consented to Facebook’s collection of their data.
Facebook has not fully disclosed the manner in which it pre-processes photos on the iOS camera roll, meaning if a user has any Facebook app installed on their iPhone, then Facebook accesses and analyses the photos the user takes and/or stores on the iPhone, the complainant alleges.
Erger dan Cambridge Analytica, als je het mij vraagt…
John Gruber op Daring Fireball:
It feels like Instagram is to today’s teens what MTV was to my generation.
Aviva Wittenberg-Cox op HBR:
Wherever you look, whatever you do, performance has gone extreme, often policed by a tracking app or a competitive peer (sometimes masquerading as a friend). Moderation, in any form, is seen as nothing but amateurism, the habit of a slacker who won’t commit 10,000 hours of practice to master something.
Sarah Jeong bij The Verge:
My smartphone, I’ve realized, is also a Tamagotchi. My laptop is a Tamagotchi. My tablet is a Tamagotchi. These new Tamagotchis have nicer screens and more than three buttons, but more importantly, they’re hooked into much more elaborate guilt trips. Now it‘s not just a virtual pet at stake; it’s my friends, my family, and my work being held hostage in order to keep me pressing these stupid buttons.