Posts Tagged ‘facebook‘

What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being Watched

The Internet is unique among revolutionary communications media because it was designed for—and has thus far maintained—interactivity…But there are threats to the decentralized, collaborative architecture of the Internet. We see this often from corporations seeking to control the online experience, whether that is undermining net

How Facebook Is Changing Journalism

If Facebook’s algorithm smiles on a publisher, the rewards, in terms of traffic, can be enormous. What happens when individuals have access to the same algorithms as large companies? We’re already teaching ourselves to code for free, we’re learning how to hack into things –

Hello Ello

Have you heard of Ello yet? It’s a new social media network that has been getting a lot of buzz lately because it’s positioning itself as “the anti-Facebook social platform.”… It says: “Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend

Facebook Develops App That Allows Anonymity

Recent events have highlighted Facebook’s struggles in dealing with identity issues on the network. After weeks of protest, Facebook said last week that it would allow members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to use names which they have adopted, but are not their

fastcompany: Why Messaging Could Be Mobile’s Killer App Could the next big platform fit inside a messaging app?  Facebook’s new Android integration, Home, groups Instagram, maps, email, and other apps in one drawer. Its main screen has just three navigation options: “Apps,” “Last App,” and—the exceptional stand-alone

Delete This When You’re Done

newyorker: At a time when we’re sharing more and more on the web, Matt Buchanan wonders if deletion is the only way to privacy: https://nyr.kr/YkLXq0

afrographique: Infographic of Facebook user numbers in BRICs countries. Data from Socialbakers.com

thisistheverge: HTC and Facebook announce the First smartphone with AT&T AT&T’s Ralph De La Vega called it “the most immersive engagement I’ve ever seen.” Want one? You can pre-order today.