Maand: juni 2018

  • 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 […]

  • Apple News launches 2018 Midterm Elections section

    Apple PR: An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. Dit.

  • 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 […]

  • Instagram launches IGTV

    John Gruber op Daring Fireball: It feels like Instagram is to today’s teens what MTV was to my generation.

  • In Praise of Extreme Moderation

    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. #whatwebelievein

  • 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 […]

  • Digital Wellness for Grown Ups

    Cal Newport: My sense is that more and more people in our current culture of digital excess are hungry for this type of strong challenge. They don’t want to depend on Apple to tweak their OS to be slightly less intrusive, or need to download an app that provides a fun reminder about disconnecting; they want […]

  • Cold Yeast

    Seth Godin: If you want to understand where mastery and success come from, take a look at the inputs and the journey, not simply the outputs. Zo hard de waarheid.

  • 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 […]