Movie Posters Collection - Harry Ransom Center Digital Collections
The Ransom Center's movie poster collection consists of an estimated 10,000 posters and spans the entire history of film from the silent era to the present day. All sizes of American film posters are represented: Window Cards (14" x 22"), Inserts (14" x 36"), Half Sheets (22" x 28"), One Sheets (27" x 41"), Three Sheets (41" x 81"), Six Sheets (81" x81"), and 24 Sheets (i.e.: billboards, 9' x 20.5').

The largest part of the collection comes from the Interstate Theater Circuit. At one time, the Interstate Theater chain consisted of almost every movie theater in Texas, and the posters, film stills, lobby cards, and press books form the foundation of the Ransom Center's film publicity collection. The Interstate posters cover the 1940's through the 1970's with a particular strength in the films of the 1950's and 60's, including musicals, epics, westerns, sword and sandal, horror, and counter culture films. The second major collection of Ransom Center posters is the Sills collection. Philip Sills was a poster dealer who donated his collection of B-movie posters to the Center in the 1960s. The third major collection was donated to the center by W.H. (Deacon) Crain, who for many years, served as the Center's curator of Performing Arts.
art  poster  opencontent  netnarr 
2 hours ago
The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018
The anger factory has changed a bit since 2013.
Twitter  netnarr  sarcasm 
7 hours ago
Tracking Data Traces | Me and my Shadow
We're being followed around the internet, and tracked through our mobile phones. What personal data is companies and institutions collecting, and what for?
privacy  tracking  netnarr 
14 hours ago
Trace my Shadow | Me and my Shadow
Trace my shadow is a tool that allows you to get a glimpse into the digital traces you're leaving - how many, what kinds, and from what devices.

Start by selecting the device and services that you use. See how many traces you leave and what you can do take control of you traces.
privacy  tracking  netnarr 
14 hours ago
The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity – Brain Pickings
“Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives — we are each of us unique.”
identity  Storytelling 
18 hours ago
Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill — ProPublica
An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
privacy  tracking  netnarr 
All You Need to Know About Cookies | Cookiepedia
Cookiepedia aims to build a comprehensive knowledge base about website cookies and similar technologies.

The site was set up and is curated by Optanon to fill a big gap in the infosphere about what cookies do and who is using them for what purposes.
anonymous  privacy  netnarr 
Marginal Syllabus
The Marginal Syllabus convenes and sustains conversations with educators about issues of equity in teaching, learning, and education. Through author and organizational partnerships, and by using the web annotation platform Hypothesis, the Marginal Syllabus fosters a participatory and open experiment in professional learning for educators eager to join critical conversations about equity and education.

The Marginal Syllabus embraces an intentional political and technical double-entendre; we partner with authors whose writing may be considered marginal – or contrary – to dominant education narratives, and our online conversations occur in the margins of texts using web annotation.
How does online tracking actually work? | Robert Heaton
The online tracking industry is both horrifying and begrudgingly impressive. No human being wants to give trackers any of their data. No one wants trackers to know which websites they’ve been looking at, what their email address is or which other devices also belong to them. Browser developers are shutting down some of the more underhanded monitoring techniques, and some state regulators are starting to draw some hard frontiers for the wild-west of online tracking.

But online advertisers still seem to know an awful lot about what you’ve been looking at.

Trackers don’t need any special technology to siphon off this data. They simply exploit the edge-cases of how the internet delivers information, in often fascinating ways. Learning how trackers work teaches you a lot about the guts of the internet, which parts of your data are actually at stake, and how to mount an athletic defense. Finely-targeted online advertising still pays for many of the best and worst websites on the internet, and it’s not going anywhere.
privacy  tracking  netnarr 
2 days ago
Internet Tracking Has Moved Beyond Cookies | FiveThirtyEight
Chances are you know you’re being tracked online. Most of us are at the point where we’re not surprised when an ad for something we searched for on one site appears on the next site we visit. We know that many pages (yes, this one you’re reading, too) drop cookies and other scripts into our browser to keep tabs on our activity and sell us stuff.

A new survey from a group of Princeton researchers of one million websites sheds some light on the cutting-edge tricks being used to follow your digital trail. Rather than placing a tracker on your browser, many sites are now “fingerprinting” — using information about your computer such as battery status or browser window size to identify your presence.

On this week’s What’s The Point, Arvind Narayanan, one of the authors of the Princeton study, discusses his research, the latest in online tracking and what you (and our lawmakers) can do to counter the trackers.
privacy  tracking  netnarr 
2 days ago
Audiosource is a Web audio / video mixer for Youtube, Soundcloud and Jamendo. You can also create and share your music with sequencer and modular synths.
Be creative in your Live sessions and Sessions you can play also songs, you can use the pads to play your jingle.
You can also control all decks and mixer via MIDI.
remix  ds106  audio  netnarr 
2 days ago
Navigating the Personalization Gap: A 2017 Field Guide
It’s mid-2017 and in our daily digital lives, the promised land of personalized user experience is increasingly upon us: its benefits tangible, the tools plentiful, and the forms it takes—from feeds to recommenders, and from bots to voice—ever more diverse.
3 days ago
Your Life, Personalized – Sachin Monga – Medium
Another certain outcome is the upcoming massive wave of personalization.

The signals are here. Exciting advances in both software and hardware are converging and will touch every facet of our lives. One trend in particular is on the rise, and will completely change how we experience the world.
3 days ago
thesis now live in full and open to all to read ;) #go_gn – Chrissi Nerantzi
Over the last 4.5 years I have been working on an exciting phenomenographic study through which I explored the collaborative open learning experience of learners participating in open cross-institutional academic development courses. This study brought new insights relating among others to the power of cross-boundary professional communities and the opportunities these bring for academics and other professionals who teach or support learning in higher education when learning collaboratively in the open.

My thesis has in the last few days been made available in full through the Edinburgh Napier University repository.
thesis  resnetsem 
3 days ago
Media Composer | First | Avid
What do Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 all have in common? They were all edited on Avid Media Composer. Make a name for yourself starting now… Use the tools the pros use—for FREE.
video  software 
4 days ago
Is Technology Addictive?
I am hesitant to make any clinical diagnosis about technology and addiction – I’m not a medical professional. But I’ll readily make some cultural observations, first and foremost, about how our notions of “addiction” have changed over time. “Addiction” is medical concept but it’s also a cultural one, and it’s long been one tied up in condemning addicts for some sort of moral failure. That is to say, we have labeled certain behaviors as “addictive” when they’ve involve things society doesn’t condone. Watching TV. Using opium. Reading novels. And I think some of what we hear in discussions today about technology usage – particularly about usage among children and teens – is that we don’t like how people act with their phones. They’re on them all the time. They don’t make eye contact. They don’t talk at the dinner table. They eat while staring at their phones. They sleep with their phones. They’re constantly checking them.

Now, this “constantly checking their phones” behavior certainly looks like a compulsive behavior. Compulsive behavior, says the armchair psychologist, is a symptom of addiction. (Maybe. Maybe not.) What is important to recognize, I’d argue, is that that compulsive behavior is encouraged by design.
4 days ago
Home | IXmaps
See how data travels across the internet and the privacy risks it faces along the way. The IXmaps research project is developing an interactive mapping tool aimed at helping internet users and researchers learn about internet routing, focussing particularly on surveillance and privacy issues.

It does this mainly by encouraging individuals to contribute and map their own internet routes. It also annually reports on the privacy transparency ratings of internet service providers that carry Canadians’ data.
privacy  netnarr 
4 days ago
Make Cycle 1 – Academic Writing
In this cycle we will read about selfies, think about constructions of self, write about our quantified selves, and end by composing an artifact that represents your identity. 

We’ll spend some time in this cycle thinking about who and what constructs our identities and how selves are tracked. I’m fascinated by the self tracking trends and wonder what we gain from knowing so much about ourselves?
selfie  netnarr 
4 days ago
Welcome to the GC Digital Research Institute
Hosted by the GC Digital Fellows and part of the GC Digital Initiatives, the GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) is a week-long intensive training course where participants learn core digital research skills while connecting with peers in an interdisciplinary environment.

Building on the success of prior Digital Research Institutes in January 2016, June 2016, and January 2017, GC DRI combines training in areas such as the command line, git, Python, and databases with more specialized short workshops and professional development sessions. Participants will come together to share their own research goals, collaborate on a shared project, and present what they have learned in a casual but challenging setting.

Free of charge to participants and open to all members of the Graduate Center community, the GC DRI is developed in partnership with Software Carpentry, the New York Public Library, Mozilla Science Lab, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.
research  resnetsem 
5 days ago
Small Tweaks That Can Make a Huge Impact on Your Website's Accessibility | CSS-Tricks
For a beginner, accessibility can be daunting. With all of the best intentions in the world, the learning curve to developing compliant, fully accessible websites and apps is huge. It's also hard to find the right advice, because it's an ever-changing and increasingly crowded landscape.

I've written this post to give you some tips on small things that can make a big difference, while hopefully not affecting your development process too much.
accessibility  webdev  webdesign 
5 days ago
Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More. - The New York Times
Facebook reported dazzling first quarter results last week: Net income nearly tripled to $1.5 billion, and monthly active users hit a record 1.65 billion. But it’s a much smaller number that leapt out at me.

Fifty minutes.

That’s the average amount of time, the company said, that users spend each day on its Facebook, Instagram and Messenger platforms (and that’s not counting the popular messaging app WhatsApp).

Maybe that doesn’t sound like so much. But there are only 24 hours in a day, and the average person sleeps for 8.8 of them. That means more than one-sixteenth of the average user’s waking time is spent on Facebook.

The average time that users spend on Facebook is nearing an hour. That’s more than any other leisure activity surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the exception of watching television programs and movies (an average per day of 2.8 hours). It’s more time than people spend reading (19 minutes); participating in sports or exercise (17 minutes); or social events (four minutes). It’s almost as much time as people spend eating and drinking (1.07 hours).
facebook  netnarr 
6 days ago
Taking a walk through the deep web – Teach42
In this episode, I’ll show you the steps that people take to anonymize their internet traffic using VPNs and the Tor browser, discover websites on the deep web, and a few examples of what you may find there.   You may be surprised just how easy it is for someone to access sites that are essentially Amazon type marketplaces for guns, drugs, stolen credit cards and much much more.

This isn’t meant to be a ‘how to,’ but rather to inform parents and educators so that they understand just how easy it can be for our students to explore this world, and how important it is that we stay diligent in our mentoring and monitoring.
darkweb  netnarr 
6 days ago
Time Well Spent
We are building a new organization dedicated to reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity's best interests.
culture  netnarr 
7 days ago
(39) This Panda Is Dancing - Time Well Spent - YouTube
A poetic short film by Max Stossel & Sander van Dijk:

In the Attention Economy, technology and media are designed to maximize our screen-time. But what if they were designed to help us live by our values?
7 days ago
Tech Insiders Call Out Facebook for Literally Manipulating Your Brain | KQED Future of You | KQED Science
Recently, a former Google “design ethicist” named Tristan Harris has been on a crusade of sorts calling out tech companies like Facebook, Google and Apple for using behavioral techniques and neuroscience to keep you compulsively glued to your phone and computer screens.
7 days ago
The Art Story: Modern Art Movements, Artists, Ideas and Topics
The Art Story is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 to demystify Modern Art and further art appreciation. Our founder, Michael Zurakhinsky: "Modern Art is about ideas that should be exposed to the world, and this website and the organization as a whole strive to achieve this goal."
art  education  history  reference 
7 days ago
Bot Or Not
From politics to poetry, bots are playing an increasingly visible role in culture. Veronica Belmont investigates the rise of social media bots with Lauren Kunze and Jenn Schiffer. Butter.ai’s Jack Hirsch talks about what happens when your profile is stolen by a political bot. Lisa-Maria Neudert measures how bots influence politics. Ben Nimmo teaches us how to spot and take down bot armies. And Tim Hwang explores how bots can connect us in surprising, and meaningful, new ways.
bot  podcast  netnarr 
9 days ago
Immersive Storytelling with 5th Graders: Documenting A Field Trip to Levi’s Stadium
This is a brief summary of the project focusing on organizing the students’ work; setting goals, planning, data collection, and editing. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on what more could we do to support the development of the 4Cs through digital — or immersive — storytelling.
Storytelling  ds106  netnarr 
11 days ago
The Wait on Vimeo
A journey with photographer Michel D'Oultremont.
photography  thruthelens 
11 days ago
Botwiki on Glitch
Make friendly, useful, and artistic online bots with our starter projects
bot  glitch  netnarr  cooltech 
12 days ago
This week on Glitch: Rise of the Bots! – Glitch – Medium
Convenient, powerful bots can make common tasks just as easy as having a conversation. This week, Glitch shows you how to get the most out of Bots, and even how to build your own.
bot  nernarr 
12 days ago
Zeynep Tufekci: We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | TED Talk | TED.com
We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.
advertising  facebook  netnarr 
12 days ago
Jennifer Golbeck: Your social media "likes" expose more than you think | TED Talk | TED.com
Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
socialmedia  netnarr 
12 days ago
Stewardship in the "Age of Algorithms" | Lynch | First Monday
This paper explores pragmatic approaches that might be employed to document the behavior of large, complex socio-technical systems (often today shorthanded as “algorithms”) that centrally involve some mixture of personalization, opaque rules, and machine learning components. Thinking rooted in traditional archival methodology — focusing on the preservation of physical and digital objects, and perhaps the accompanying preservation of their environments to permit subsequent interpretation or performance of the objects — has been a total failure for many reasons, and we must address this problem. The approaches presented here are clearly imperfect, unproven, labor-intensive, and sensitive to the often hidden factors that the target systems use for decision-making (including personalization of results, where relevant); but they are a place to begin, and their limitations are at least outlined. Numerous research questions must be explored before we can fully understand the strengths and limitations of what is proposed here. But it represents a way forward. This is essentially the first paper I am aware of which tries to effectively make progress on the stewardship challenges facing our society in the so-called “Age of Algorithms;” the paper concludes with some discussion of the failure to address these challenges to date, and the implications for the roles of archivists as opposed to other players in the broader enterprise of stewardship — that is, the capture of a record of the present and the transmission of this record, and the records bequeathed by the past, into the future. It may well be that we see the emergence of a new group of creators of documentation, perhaps predominantly social scientists and humanists, taking the front lines in dealing with the “Age of Algorithms,” with their materials then destined for our memory organizations to be cared for into the future.
analytics  archive  ds206 
12 days ago
Resilient Web Design
The World Wide Web has been around for long enough now that we can begin to evaluate the twists and turns of its evolution. I wrote this book to highlight some of the approaches to web design that have proven to be resilient. I didn’t do this purely out of historical interest (although I am fascinated by the already rich history of our young industry). In learning from the past, I believe we can better prepare for the future.

You won’t find any code in here to help you build better websites. But you will find ideas and approaches. Ideas are more resilient than code. I’ve tried to combine the most resilient ideas from the history of web design into an approach for building the websites of the future.

I hope you will join me in building a web that lasts; a web that’s resilient.
book  webdesign  ds206 
13 days ago
The Only Good Thing About Winter Is This Story Written in Snow
he east coast of the U.S. recently had its first major snow of the winter, which sucks in almost every conceivable way but one. The silver lining: the continuation of author Shelley Jackson’s story written in snow, which was started back in 2014 and, four years later, is still only a few sentences long. (This might be a wildly different story if we were in Iceland, but Jackson lives in New York, a city with an average snowfall of 25 inches per year and falling, and the story is written one or maybe two words at a time.)
elit  netnarr  Storytelling 
13 days ago
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down? - The Globe and Mail
A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds
digital  ds206  netnarr 
14 days ago
How—And Why—Apple, Google, And Facebook Follow You Around In Real Life
Even the most absent-minded smartphone user is probably aware that apps keep tabs on where they go. Many apps wouldn’t work without location data. But few realize just how often that location tracking is happening—even when it’s not necessary, even when their apps aren’t being used, and, increasingly, even when a user isn’t even carrying their phone. Tracking you across the map isn’t always about improving user experience, of course, but rather about better understanding who you are and what kind of advertising to show you. If, for instance, a company knows that you’ve just stepped foot in one of their stores, they might start targeting you with ads touting a sale.

It’s hard to dispute the value of a good sale, but location tracking raises all sorts of privacy concerns. (Not to mention that using the GPS will drain your smartphone’s battery faster.) Should app makers know where we live, where our children go to school, where we go to get away from it all? And if so, how much should they tell us about it?

Those complicated questions help explain why the biggest tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Verizon, filed a pro-privacy amicus brief in last month’s Supreme Court case Carpenter v. United States, in which they argued that police should have a warrant before accessing cell phone location data. After all, if we thought the police could easily access our data, we might start asking more questions about what our phones know about us, and become less comfortable with using these companies’ products.
privacy  netnarr 
18 days ago
Sodaphonic - an audio editor for humans
A web based audio recorder and simple editor
audio  ds106  netnarr  browser  app  recording 
18 days ago
Reading is Useless – Beck Tench – Medium
In my second year of PhD coursework, I am beginning to prepare for the general exam — a massive reading and writing effort that will help me discover the conversations, methods, and theories that matter to those I most want to write with, to, and for. I will spend hours, weeks, months reading, digesting, and synthesizing. I will then demonstrate my understanding through writing and an oral defense. I do not want that experience to feel like some unrelenting ultra-marathon. I want it to feel alive and loving, nourishing and compelling. I want to feel hungry and then full and then hungry again.

To build the skills to do that, I spent the last quarter — about ten weeks time — experimenting with contemplative reading. I do not mean I spent the quarter reading texts that were contemplative in nature. While I read a few poems and contemplative texts to experience contemplatively reading contemplative writing, most of my readings were of the typical academic style. By contemplative reading, I mean that I made space for the experience of reading itself. I acknowledged what happened in my heart and body, not just my brain. I explored ways of reading that honored presence, slowness, creativity, and embodiment. I also, at times, tried to read for reading’s sake, rather than to finish or know (that was the hardest of all!).

This post is a reflection on that experience. It is meant to be an offering to anyone who experiences reading as burdensome or joyless. It is not meant to suggest what contemplative reading might be for you or to be an authority on which ways of reading are or are not contemplative. It is also not meant to devalue any way of reading, useful or otherwise.
reading  research  resnetsem 
18 days ago
Fake News? - Digital Citizenship - The Learning Portal at Ontario Colleges Library Services
Learn to recognize common indicators of fake news, understand the consequences of careless sharing, and learn to become a fact-checker.
18 days ago
Analysis of Twitter Accounts
The Account Analysis Tool helps people to analyze Twitter accounts themselves. Without the need to install anything or learn how the Twitter API works. Just open the tool in your browser (desktop works best), login with your Twitter account (read-only oAuth) and enter the account you want to analyze.
twitter  netnarr  cooltech 
18 days ago
I built a tool to analyze Twitter accounts – Luca Hammer – Medium
I like Twitter and I like data. Over the last years I published hundreds of Twitter analyses on Twitter. Often I get asked how I create them. I use the Python CLI tool twecoll to collect the data and a mix of Gephi, Excel and custom Python (Jupyter ❤) scripts to extend and analyse it. This makes it hard for most people to re-create my results. When people suggest I look at a specific keyword or account, I often have to decline and point at guides how to do it themselves or ask them to pay me to do the analysis.

The Account Analysis Tool helps people to analyze Twitter accounts themselves. Without the need to install anything or learn how the Twitter API works. Just open the tool in your browser (desktop works best), login with your Twitter account (read-only oAuth) and enter the account you want to analyze.
analytics  twitter  netnarr 
18 days ago
Pipl - People Search
With the world's largest people search engine, Pipl is the place to find the person
behind the email address, social username or phone number.
identity  research  netnarr 
18 days ago
Scan a website - urlscan.io
urlscan.io is a service which analyses websites and the resources they request. Much like the Inspector of your browser, urlscan.io will let you take a look at the individual resources that are requested when a site is loaded.

The idea behind urlscan.io is to allow even inexperienced users to get a look at what a particular website is requesting in the background. For people new to modern web development, this will often have a certain wow-effect.
security  website  netnarr 
18 days ago
How to Take a Picture of a Stealth Bomber From Above - The Atlantic
The first thought that comes to mind staring at the photograph above is: This has got to be fake. The B-2 stealth bomber looks practically pasted onto the field. The flag is unfurled just so. The angle feels almost impossible, shot directly down from above.

And yet, it’s real, the product of lots of planning, some tricky flying, and the luck of the moment. The photographer, Mark Holtzman, has been flying his Cessna 206 around taking aerial images for years, since before the digital-photography days, and he’s developed his technique for just this sort of shot.
photography  thruthelens 
18 days ago
Give Your Digital Memories a Home | Kumbu
Your memories are digital: they’re on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, on your devices... Meet Kumbu, the Souvenir Box designed for the Digital Era - the one place where to save for later the digital memories that you love.
archive  ds206 
19 days ago
What Facebook's On This Day shows about the fragility of our online lives | Technology | The Guardian
If we’re channeling our energy into tweets and status updates, where are we creating anything that is built to last?
archive  ds206  netnarr 
19 days ago
Twist Fate - Teens Spin Classic TalesTwist Fate
We challenged teens to pick a story and create an alternate scenario through art or story format where a famous hero is the villain or an infamous villain, the hero, and we invited them to submit entries.
narrative  Storytelling  connectedlearning  netnarr 
19 days ago
Using ‘Visitors and Residents’ to visualise digital practices | White | First Monday
Visitors and Residents’ is a continuum of modes of engagement which has been well established as a valuable way of understanding how individuals engage online. This paper discusses how the original metaphor of Visitors and Residents has been developed into a mapping process which helps individuals to visualise, and reflect on, the digital tools and places they use or spend time in. The paper explores ways that the Visitors and Residents work has developed and proposes a method of analysing a body of maps through ‘engagement genres’ to discover broader trends in behaviour across groups
19 days ago
New media art - Wikipedia
New media art refers to artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, cyborg art and art as biotechnology. The term differentiates itself by its resulting cultural objects and social events, which can be seen in opposition to those deriving from old visual arts (i.e. traditional painting, sculpture, etc.)
20 days ago
Digital art - Wikipedia
Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process, including computer art and multimedia art. Digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art
20 days ago
What is Narrative Art? - The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Narrative art is art that tells—or narrates—a story through imagery. The power of a story is in how and what it makes us feel. Images ignite imagination, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations. We think you will see a bit of yourself in the collection—even in stories from long ago or depictions of worlds in the distant future.
netnarr  art 
20 days ago
Digital art – Art Term | Tate
Digital art is a term used to describe art that is made or presented using digital technology
ds106  netnarr 
20 days ago
I Helped Popularize The Term “Fake News” And Now I Cringe Every Time I Hear It
After a yearlong battle for its meaning and ownership, “fake news” is now both an empty slogan and a deeply troubling warning sign.
news  netnarr 
20 days ago
Spamnesty - Home
Spamnesty is a way to waste spammers' time. If you get a spam email, simply forward it to sp@mnesty.com, and Spamnesty will strip your email address, pretend it's a real person and reply to the email. Just remember to strip out any personal information from the body of the email, as it will be used so the reply looks more legitimate.

That way, the spammer will start talking to a bot, and hopefully waste some time there instead of spending it on a real victim. Meanwhile, Spamnesty will send you an email with a link to the conversation, so you can watch it unfold live!
bot  email  spam  netnarr 
22 days ago
Fear of Screens – The New Inquiry
Why would anyone want to believe that people who are communicating with phones have forgotten what friendship is?
23 days ago
Data Reawakening
As archivists struggle to store the mountain of data on the internet, researchers are trying to use atoms, diamonds, and DNA to let data live on forever.
internet  archive  ds206  netnarr 
23 days ago
The Librarians Saving The Internet
You may think that anything uploaded onto the internet is there forever—but the constant churn is a challenge to the archivists trying to backup the web.
digital  internet  archive  library  resnetsem  netnarr  ds206 
23 days ago
Ghosts In The Reels
Even in this era of cloud storage, many data centers still use good, reliable magnetic tape. But as the technology develops at a faster rate, this backup is quickly becoming obsolete. What will become of the forgotten data preserved on the tape of the past?
internet  archive  netnarr  ds206 
23 days ago
Re-Evaluating My Digital Self – techKNOWtools
I need to really take a hard look at my digital self. This personal online audit will help to clean up and prevent potential hacks; however, this time I am including bigger questions beyond use/activity — as I plan review platforms terms of service, digital rights, data access, digital security, data extraction, and, ultimately, outlining if there is a purpose/need for “being” in any of these virtual locations. As net neutrality rules are killed and social (+ other) media continue to scale, I have a lot more questions I need to think about for my own work, learning, and life. The last few years there has been a reckoning for social media — more than anyone once thought over a decade ago. “Facebook is just a college thing” and “Twitter is just a fad,” were some of the things once said. Who thought these social networks would impact how we learn, work, vote, share, and more?
privacy  netnarr  ds206 
23 days ago
Decentralization 2017
Earlier this year, a group out of the MIT Media Lab published a research paper called “Defending Internet Freedom through Decentralization: Back to the Future?” which is well worth reading. The paper recognizes the threat to the open internet posed by the growing centralization of services and data within a handful of companies. The same group, consisting of Chelsea Barabas, Neha Narula, and Ethan Zuckerman, also published an opinion piece in Wired called “Decentralized Social Networks Sound Great. Too Bad They’ll Never Work,” summarizing parts of their paper. Despite the depressing title, the authors don’t seem to think the story is all bad. Still, while they are right about many of the points they make–and their conclusion that there is no technical silver bullet to the growing problem of digital centralization is spot on–it feels to me like they are still unnecessarily pessimistic about the prospects for decentralized social networks.
privacy  web  netnarr  ds206 
24 days ago
How to Inspect Web Elements With Your Browser
Most web browsers don't make you download an inspection tool or install an add-on. Instead, they let you right-click the page element and choose Inspect or Inspect Element.

However, the process might be a little different in your browser.
netnarr  webdev  ds206 
24 days ago
How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of Their Digital Lives | MindShift | KQED News
As adults witness the rising tides of teenaged anxiety, it’s tough not to notice a common thread that runs through the epidemic — something that past generations never dealt with. Clutched in the hand of nearly every teen is a smartphone, buzzing and beeping and blinking with social media notifications.

Parents, all too often, just want to grab their teen’s phone and stuff it in a drawer. But is social media and the omnipresence of digital interactions really the cause of all this anxiety?

The short answer is: It’s complicated.
Technology  digital  netnarr 
24 days ago
No boundaries for user identities: Web trackers exploit browser login managers
We show how third-party scripts exploit browsers’ built-in login managers (also called password managers) to retrieve and exfiltrate user identifiers without user awareness. To the best of our knowledge, our research is the first to show that login managers are being abused by third-party scripts for the purposes of web tracking.

The underlying vulnerability of login managers to credential theft has been known for years. Much of the past discussion has focused on password exfiltration by malicious scripts through cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Fortunately, we haven’t found password theft on the 50,000 sites that we analyzed. Instead, we found tracking scripts embedded by the first party abusing the same technique to extract emails addresses for building tracking identifiers.

The image above shows the process. First, a user fills out a login form on the page and asks the browser to save the login. The tracking script is not present on the login page [1]. Then, the user visits another page on the same website which includes the third-party tracking script. The tracking script inserts an invisible login form, which is automatically filled in by the browser’s login manager. The third-party script retrieves the user’s email address by reading the populated form and sends the email hashes to third-party servers.
security  privacy  netnarr  ds206 
25 days ago
No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay scripts
You may know that most websites have third-party analytics scripts that record which pages you visit and the searches you make.  But lately, more and more sites use “session replay” scripts. These scripts record your keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior, along with the entire contents of the pages you visit, and send them to third-party servers. Unlike typical analytics services that provide aggregate statistics, these scripts are intended for the recording and playback of individual browsing sessions, as if someone is looking over your shoulder.

The stated purpose of this data collection includes gathering insights into how users interact with websites and discovering broken or confusing pages. However the extent of data collected by these services far exceeds user expectations [1]; text typed into forms is collected before the user submits the form, and precise mouse movements are saved, all without any visual indication to the user. This data can’t reasonably be expected to be kept anonymous. In fact, some companies allow publishers to explicitly link recordings to a user’s real identity.
privacy  security  tracking  netnarr 
25 days ago
My Internet Mea Culpa – NewCo Shift
For the last twenty years, I believed the internet prophets of old. I worshipped at the altar of Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly. I believed that the world would be a better place if everyone had a voice. I believed that the world would be a better place if we all had no secrets.

But so far, the evidence points to an escapable conclusion: we were all wrong.

Or, to be generous, if we weren’t wrong, we were so far off on time scale that those who bought into the vision were mislead into thinking that the benefits would come in their lifetime. They aren’t going to.
internet  history  netnarr  ds206 
26 days ago
Thinking about thinking about what to do about technology
A number of events in 2017 have caused more people to do what few people have done until now — ask whether mechanisms and media billions of people have adopted enthusiastically might be more harmful than helpful. A few examples include recent revelations over the use of Facebook as a conduit for weaponized AI propaganda to tip elections and manipulate the public sphere, the widespread recognition that a visible and global fraction of the human population is walking and driving while looking at screens, the failure of Equifax to protect the vulnerable private information of people who never gave it permission to collect that information in the first place, the use of Twitter to threaten nuclear war — by someone with the power to launch it. As someone who wrote in 1993 about thinking critically about (what are now known as) social media, I’m glad the conversation as suddenly become less lonely. I don’t pretend to have definitive answers, but perhaps I can help point the conversation toward more possibly constructive directions by suggesting a few fundamental questions.
netnarr  ds206 
26 days ago
RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx
RegExr is an online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions (RegEx / RegExp).
tools  cooltech  coding 
26 days ago
Remodal v1. The modal done right.
Responsive, lightweight, fast, synchronized with CSS animations, fully customizable modal window plugin with declarative configuration and hash tracking.
javascript  responsive  webdesign 
28 days ago
10 great obscure Google tricks for school, life | Ditch That Textbook
Google has a unique work atmosphere. It’s famous 20 percent time program (where employees have had freedom to pursue projects that interest them for 20 percent of their working hours) and atmosphere of collaboration.

Thanks to that atmosphere, we have some great tools at our disposal.

Unfortunately, there are many that we’ve never heard of — or have heard of but can’t remember how to find.

Here are 10 of them that you can incorporate into education or into life in general, and I’ll bet there’s at least one you didn’t know about!
28 days ago
Free, responsive Weather Widget for any Website - WeatherWidget.io
...a free, customizable, responsive weather widget that will always match your website...
widget  webdev 
4 weeks ago
Geekbench 4 - Cross-Platform Benchmark
Geekbench 4 measures your system's power and tells you whether your computer is ready to roar. How strong is your mobile device or desktop computer? How will it perform when push comes to crunch? These are the questions that Geekbench can answer.
4 weeks ago
Security Planner
Improve your online safety with advice from experts
Answer a few simple questions to get personalized online safety recommendations. It's confidential - no personal information is stored and we won't access any of your online accounts.
guide  privacy  security  netnarr  ds206 
4 weeks ago
Meme Documentation — What’s a meme?
The definition of a meme can be and has been fluid and nebulous. Although no one definition is necessarily better than the other, Meme Documentation aims to outline some of the requirements that make a meme a meme. These are not necessarily the be-all and end-all for defining a meme but rather simply guidelines that help us to decide what constitutes a meme on the Internet.
meme  netnarr 
4 weeks ago
Meme Documentation
Meme Documentation started in 2015 to document the memes of the year. Although the blog did not document memes in 2016, it has returned to document the memes of 2017.
culture  meme  research  netnarr 
4 weeks ago
classic tumblr memes
With a focus on SJ memes. Messages welcome, but I'm not always able to respond. Ask to tag.
meme  netnarr 
4 weeks ago
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research group in the spirit of
Doug Engelbart and Xerox PARC. We are inventing a new computational
medium where people work together
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alone with virtual objects on a screen. We are building a community
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research  future  Technology  computing 
4 weeks ago
Deep Empathy
Can we use AI to increase empathy for victims of far-away disasters by making our homes appear similar to the homes of victims?

Deep Empathy gets you closer to the realities of those that suffer the most, by helping you imagine what neighbourhoods around the world would look like if hit by a disaster.
ai  empathy  netnarr 
4 weeks ago
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