Social and media will split
Taylor Lorenz on the changing social media landscape.
social  media  medialiteracy 
5 days ago
Material Design
icons, design tools, guidelines
css  design  google 
13 days ago
Participatory Media and how it was | LinkedIn
Caterina Fake on the 'golden age' of the Internet.
internet  history 
15 days ago
Remains of the Day: Remove the legend to become one
Early Amazon employee discusses the evolution of Analytics and shares advice about data visualiztion.
programming  visualization  amazon  history 
4 weeks ago
The Icon Journey
Visual Studio Code community weighs in on icon change.
community  design  microsoft 
4 weeks ago
Microsoft Azure: Computer Vision API
"Extract rich information from images to categorize and process visual data – and machine-assisted moderation of images to help curate your services."
microsoft  photography  machinelearning 
4 weeks ago
André Staltz - The Web began dying in 2014, here's how
"In the Trinet, we will have even more vivid exchange of information between people, but we will sacrifice freedom."
facebook  google  amazon 
6 weeks ago
WiFi is broken – here's the companies that have already fixed it
This is going to be a tough one to fix. Might be time to fire up an encrypted VPN.
security  infrastructure 
8 weeks ago
The Atlantic: What Facebook Did to American Democracy
Alexis Madrigal: "The information systems that people use to process news have been rerouted through Facebook, and in the process, mostly broken and hidden from view."
facebook  ethics  government  media 
9 weeks ago
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music
Discovery Weekly is absolutely my favorite Spotify feature. Its picks are uncanny. Here's why.
ai  music  programming 
9 weeks ago
A Dictionary of American slang (1926)
Some capital slang in this old chestnut from the 20s. Part of the new Sonny Bono collection of copyright-questionable works at the Internet Archive.
books  history  language 
9 weeks ago
Calling Bullshit.
An open course by two professors at the University of Washington in Seattle about identifying and countering bullshit in our media diets.
media  medialiteracy  academy 
10 weeks ago
Former Equifax CEO blames breach on one IT employee
No, you "can't fix stupid" but you can make massive data aggregation illegal. Maybe the bigger stupid is the fact that Equifax exists at all.
government  ethics  identity  infrastructure 
10 weeks ago
Shannon M on Twitter: "Twitter shittery, and how we are all doomed: a thread."
Our online social spaces are failing because their operators do not understand the paradox of unlimited tolerance.
social  media  twitter 
10 weeks ago
Writing Well about Terrible People | Incisive.nu
Erin Kissane on how the media can better contextualize horrible people instead of simply giving their terrible views a platform.
ethics  google  writing 
11 weeks ago
Decentralize It! – Track Changes
I only wish I could clap more times for this.
decentralization  web 
august 2017
Adrian Daub: Here at the End of All Things
"On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros."
games  design  geo 
august 2017
Foxygen - Shuggie
dang, why didn't anyone tell my about Foxygen sooner?
august 2017
Internet Archive: 78rpm Records Digitized
Almost 30,000 78s have been digitized and are free to sift through.
history  music 
august 2017
Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression
Teaching computers to find social media patterns that indicate depression.
social  media  photography  instagram 
august 2017
"We need our community now more than ever, as it is only through your support that Snopes.com can remain the community and resource we all know and love."
web  infrastructure  law 
july 2017
The Verge: Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android
Imagine the meeting! "We need a personalized feed of news and adoption is difficult so we need to have started years ago." "Too bad we shut down Google Reader." "You're fired."
google  googlereader 
july 2017
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