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Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down? - The Globe and Mail
We're doomed! Interesting for this bit: "It takes office workers an average of 25 minutes to get back on task after an interruption, he notes, while workers who are habitually interrupted by e-mail become likelier to "self-interrupt" with little procrastination breaks". That's true of me: if I'm constantly getting interrupted I give up and procastinate in anticipation of the next interruption.
technology  culture  psychology  smartphones  facebook  work 
january 2018 by pw201
You Are the Product
John Lanchester reviews 3 books on Facebook and Google, and comes to the conclusion that Facebook does things because it can, without considering whether it should.
facebook  advertising  psychology  Internet  zuckerberg  google 
august 2017 by pw201
Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All | WIRED
People don't actually just stick to sites which match their political views, and their Facebook acquaintances don't always share their politics.
facebook  society  politics  internet 
may 2017 by pw201
Who Will Command The Robot Armies?
Funny and worrying talk. Pinboard is always good for "Internet of shit" stories, but has a wider point here.
robots  facebook  twitter  amazon  work  po  politics  surveillance  technology  automation  iot 
november 2016 by pw201
GCHQ's 'jihad on tech firms' can only fail | Technology | The Guardian
Blaming Facebook for Lee Rigby's murder will only lead to a breakdown in the relationship between the police and tech companies, says Ross Anderson.
gchq  facebook  terrorism  security  lee-rigby  ross-anderson 
november 2014 by pw201
RDFRS: Secular VIP of the Week: God on Facebook
The man who plays God on Facebook. I've already Liked the page: it's funny to see him responding to religious people who get offended, usually with much more grace than they show him.
god  facebook  funny  comedy 
january 2014 by pw201
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules | New Republic
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech
law  twitter  speech  google  islam  censorship  facebook 
may 2013 by pw201
Cow Clicker Founder: If You Can't Ruin It, Destroy It : NPR
Bloke makes spoof Facebook game to mock the grinding required by Facebook games. Facebook users play it for real.
games  zynga  facebook  cow  psychology 
november 2011 by pw201
The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)
The guy who single handedly runs Pinboard writing about Facebook and social stuff.
socialgraph  social  facebook  graph  pinboard  relationships 
november 2011 by pw201
The Real Life Social Network v2
Via andrewducker,a great presentation from Paul Adams at Google which goes some way to explaining the design of Google Plus.
internet  facebook  privacy  relationships  google  social  social-networks  plus 
july 2011 by pw201
Why Facebook makes you sad
Makes you think everyone else is having more fun than you.
facebook  internet  psychology 
february 2011 by pw201
How Mark Zuckerberg Hacked The Harvard Crimson
Ah, the old "get people's failed logins, assume they typed the password for some other place" trick. Someone I knew at university did something similar with his Linux box, back when we all ran Linux boxes in our rooms: he rigged the login to fail the first time and log the password (this being easier than hacking up a special version of the login demon: you just write something to prompt, fail and then pass you on to the real login), and assumed what he got would do for other servers too. Happy days.
facebook  history  privacy  ethics  journalism  security  harvard  internet 
march 2010 by pw201
Experimental Theology: How Facebook Killed the Church
Richard Beck reckons Facebook killed the radio star, erm, church: "Millennials will report that the "reason" they are leaving the church is due to its perceived hypocrisy or shallowness. My argument is that while this might be the proximate cause the more distal cause is social computing. Already connected Millennials have the luxury to kick the church to the curb. This is the position of strength that other generations did not have. We fussed about the church but, at the end of the day, you went to stay connected. For us, church was Facebook!"
facebook  church  society  religion  christianity  social-networks  generation-y  internet 
march 2010 by pw201
What happens when your blog becomes one of the top Google results for "login to Facebook". Take it either as a serious lesson about user interface design, or an opportunity to mock the stupid.
facebook  login  funny  internet  computers  ui  user-interface  browser  google 
february 2010 by pw201
Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version
So there's this thing where you take a pop video and then change the lyrics to describe what's going on in the video. Turns out it's pretty funny.
music  video  youtube  funny  humour  facebook  literal 
may 2009 by pw201
"HOSPITALS were struggling to cope last night as rival Facebook gangs fought running battles across a dozen British towns and cities."
facebook  funny  dailymash 
september 2008 by pw201
Steve Rambam Pt 1 – Privacy Is Dead – Get Over It
Private investigator on how much you can learn from someone's on-line life. Long, but quite funny.
privacy  rambam  internet  investigation  snooping  facebook  myspace 
september 2008 by pw201
Facebook - Needle in a Haystack: Efficient Storage of Billions of Photos
How Facebook stores lots of photos and retrieves them efficiently. Their image security seems to be the random number associated with an image to prevent brute force attacks: got to wonder how good the RNG is :-)
algorithm  facebook  images  presentation  server  software  sysadmin  database  photos  performance  haystack 
june 2008 by pw201
Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama
"Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there's a privacy issue."
facebook  feed  privacy  social  software  networking  relationships 
september 2007 by pw201
Caught on camera – and found on Facebook - Times Online
Students at Oxford not that bright, or would have gone to Cambridge.
facebook  internet  privacy  oxford  university 
july 2007 by pw201
As Facebook Grows, Longtime Users Draw Privacy Veil
OMG ur mom's on Facebook. A consequence of Facebook's increasing popularity is that people close down access to their information. Seems pretty sensible to me: if you don't want the plebs seeing your profile, limit it to your college network and you've go
facebook  privacy  drama 
july 2007 by pw201
How Facebook Ended My Marriage « Thomas Crampton - Media & Technology
Facebook feed announcement leads this bloke's friends to think he's broken off his engagement, when he's actually trying to show less information on his profile (you'd've thought the privacy settings would do this without causing the feed to update)
facebook  feed  privacy  engagement 
june 2007 by pw201
Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine
Youth of today use internet a lot, don't care who is watching. David Brin turns out to have been right.
facebook  privacy  lj  youth  teenagers  children  myspace 
february 2007 by pw201
YouTube - The Facebook Skit
"I can be your Facebook stalker, I can click away the pain"
funny  video  facebook  stalker 
january 2007 by pw201

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