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I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t - The Verge
Facebook events, Facebook pages, Facebook photos, and Facebook videos are for many people an integral part of the church picnic, the Christmas party, the class reunion, the baby shower. (The growing scourge of gender reveal parties with their elaborate “reveal” rituals and custom-made cakes seems particularly designed to complement documentation on social media). The completeness of Facebook allows people to create better substitutes for in-person support groups in a wide range of ever-narrowing demographics — from casual interests like Instant Pot recipes for Korean food to heavy life-altering circumstances like rare forms of cancer.

Of all people, I know why I shouldn’t trust Facebook, why my presence on its network contributes to the collective problem of its monopolistic hold on people. Everyone is on Facebook because everyone is on Facebook. And because everyone is on Facebook, even the people who aren’t are having their data collected in shadow profiles. My inaction affects even the people who have managed to stay away. I know this, I barely use Facebook, I don’t even like Facebook, and I find it nearly impossible to leave.
privacy  facebook  deletefacebook  social-networking  social  life  social-media  data-privacy 
may 2018 by jm
Self-driving cars drive like your grandma
'Honestly, I don't think it will take long for other drivers to realize that self-driving cars are "easy targets" in traffic.' -- also, an insurance expert suggests that self-driving cars won't increase premiums
driving  google  cars  traffic  social  insurance 
july 2015 by jm
Pub Standards to close
The next Pub Standards, on Thursday 13th November, will be the last one. When I started Pub Standards in August 2010, there wasn't very many meetups for people who build apps, interfaces and businesses. These days, there are loads! I don't feel that Pub Standards is needed anymore. It served it's purpose -- other meetups were formed, startups were founded, projects were created and people got hired. We had a good run :)
dublin  meetups  events  pub-standards  pubs  social  the-end 
october 2014 by jm
Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study
This is quite unethical, and I'm amazed it was published at all. Kashmir Hill at Forbes nails it:
While many users may already expect and be willing to have their behavior studied — and while that may be warranted with “research” being one of the 9,045 words in the data use policy — they don’t expect that Facebook will actively manipulate their environment in order to see how they react. That’s a new level of experimentation, turning Facebook from a fishbowl into a petri dish, and it’s why people are flipping out about this.


Shocking stuff. We need a new social publishing platform, built on ethical, open systems.
ethics  facebook  privacy  academia  depression  feelings  emotion  social-publishing  social  experimentation  papers 
june 2014 by jm
Flattr - Social micropayments
click a "Flattr" button on content-creator websites, pay a monthly $5 fee, and the content creators get a share of your $5. Very interesting, and seems well thought out -- think I may sign up when I see some content I like
flattr  payment  content  business  social  pay  music  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
Negatendo: Let’s Buy Delicious Back from Yahoo!
wow. can we (and by "we" I mean "the people in my del network") not just move en masse to Pinboard? ;)
pinboard  delicious  community  social  sns  bookmarks  links  linkblogs  yahoo  del.icio.us 
july 2009 by jm

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