Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

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.

George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9—and it was awful

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 […]

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

The Guardian: 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. En: Facebook has not fully […]

My Tamagotchi is everything that went wrong with our future

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 […]

Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter’s Power Users

Felix Salmon van Wired: Twitter is becoming increasingly concentrated on a tiny core of power users. It’s less and less a distributed mode of many-to-many communication, and more and more a broadcasting hub for the elite—a highly unequal place where their least-considered, Ambien-addled opinions get amplified to a global audience of millions. Twitter, as a […]