The Evolution of Web Design | Part 1: The 1990s

The Evolution of Web Design | Part 1: The 1990s (Dribbble)

What do chatrooms, Space Jam, and pizza delivery have in common? They all surfaced the web in the 1990s!
Take a trip down memory lane and get a run-down of how web design evolved in the first decade of its existence.

Ik heb een zwak voor dit soort artikelen. Alles rondom de evolutie en de geschiedenis van het web vind ik prachtig. Dus dit boek gaat op de wishlist voor december!

Bookmark: Opinion: Ban Facial Recognition Before It’s Too Late

Opinion: Ban Facial Recognition Before It’s Too Late (BuzzFeed News)

We are on the verge of a nightmare era of mass surveillance by the state and private companies. It’s not too late to stop it.

Company after company in Silicon Valley has been pushing furiously ahead with the development of face-scanning surveillance tools. They see money to be made selling this tech to governments, airlines, and other private businesses. Facing growing concern from the public and lawmakers, the industry has disingenuously asked for “regulation.” This is straight out of Big…

Bookmark: I’m Officially Part of the IndieWeb

I’m Officially Part of the IndieWeb (jhsheridan.com)

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are not the entire internet. Take control of your online identity, and build your own website.

Er zijn zoveel redenen om je moederschip te hebben en te onderhouden. This is the Internet we have now. It’s different than I imagined it would be. It’s not a place where everyone looks different. It’s a place where everyone looks the same. It’s a place where a few corporations have trapped you and nearly…

Bookmark: Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone | Technology | The Guardian

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone | Technology | The Guardian

Er is zoveel gaande over Chinese technologie. Ik vind het lastig. Aan de ene kant is het gemak en de prijs een verleidelijke reden om te kiezen voor de hardware. Maar je weet dat er iets met je data gebeurt. In bovenstaand artikel staat uitgelegd hoe technologie in China wordt gebruikt. There are QR codes…

Bookmark: Hello. My name is Bix. – Nick Pickles, director of Twitter’s public …

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Nick Pickles, director of Twitter’s public policy strategy, says that today’s speech by Mark Zuckerberg “will rightly be recognised as a landmark point in the debate”, which I suppose is true if we are building landmarks noting the obfuscation of that debate.
PIckles is concerned with “how…

"Zuckerberg’s conservative leadership team has made its design choice: disinformation is fine, because it serves their political interests." Ik heb de volledige speech en ondervraging van Zuckerberg not niet gezien. Ik ben heel benieuwd welke lange termijn gevolgen het kruisverhoor gaat hebben in komende jaren en met de presidentsverkiezingen in aantocht.

Bookmark: You can heal the internet

You can heal the internet (Signal v. Noise)

The internet is hurting. It’s been colonized and exploited by a small cabal of tech companies. It’s taken most of us a while catch up to the gravity of the situation, but grave it is. Yet we all si…

"You don’t have to go cold turkey on everything Big Tech. That’s almost impossible at the moment. Such is the stronghold. But every little bit helps." Ware woorden. Start bijvoorbeeld met een andere zoekmachine. DuckDuckGo of Startpage. Als ervaringsdeskundige van plm 2 jaar durf ik wel te zeggen dat de verschillen in zoekresultaten met Google…

You should make a blog!

You should make a blog! (Drew DeVault’s Blog)

Dit is een tof initiatief! This is an open offer to pay anyone $20 for starting a tech blog and writing their first article. If you write another 3 articles within 6 months, I’ll give you another $20. Ik heb er zelf nu even niet het budget voor maar ik kan me voorstellen dat een…

Bookmark: Mastodon on Bridgy

Mastodon on Bridgy by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett

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Mastodon is now on Bridgy! Both backfeed and publish (aka POSSE) are fully supported. Feel free to try them out! And let me know if you hit any bugs, problems, or missing features.
(If you’re alread…

Dit is tof. Nu kun je vanaf je eigen site eveneens op Mastodon posten. Hier ga ik later eens mee testen!

Bookmark: Online Influencers Tell You What to Buy, Advertisers Wonder Who’s Listening – WSJ

Online Influencers Tell You What to Buy, Advertisers Wonder Who’s Listening (WSJ)

Billions are paid to social-media personalities to pitch products in an influencer economy riddled with deceit.

Bijzonder. Hoe het oude adagium nog steeds waar is… “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”. Of dat nu om billboards, TV reclame of in dit geval, social influencers gaat. Met de komst van de digitale economie zou alles meetbaar zijn. Behalve waar je geld…