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…

Bookmark: The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game

The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game (bbc.com)

With the digital equivalent of trowels and shovels, archaeologists are digging into the code of early video games to uncover long forgotten secrets that could have relevance today.

Een fascinerend verslag over de werking van digitale game-archeologie. Hoe een algoritme uit een spel van de jaren tachtig mogelijk in een dronken bui is geschreven. En de waarde van die spellen voor de huidige technologie. By researching tricks and work-arounds from a former era, perhaps 21st Century programmers, pushing today’s technology to its limits,…

Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl

Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl | John Naughton (the Guardian)

The blogosphere remains a valuable source of information and insight

“The furore over social media and its impact on democracy has obscured the fact that the blogosphere not only continues to exist, but also to fulfil many of the functions of a functioning public sphere.” Een leuk artikel over het 25 jaar bestaan van blogs, dankzij Dave Winer, met een uitstapje naar de rol van…