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Designing Emotion: How Facebook Affordances Give Us The Blues - Cyborgology
>Facebook’s design features work in several ways to reinforce status quo ideas and popular people while maintaining an ancillary status for those on the margins. Given findings about the psychological effects of production versus consumption, these features then have behavioral consequences and in turn, emotional ones. I
design  webdesign  Facebook 
january 2018 by johnjohnston
The zone of proximal depravity – The Ed Techie
>But what the algorithmic feed does is effectively collapse this protective layer, so our previous signals, defensive mechanisms and means of establishing distance are no longer effective.
december 2017 by johnjohnston
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
>Behind the Facebook profile you’ve built for yourself is another one, a shadow profile, built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users. Contact information you’ve never given the network gets associated with your account, making it easier for Facebook to more completely map your social connections.
Not sure if this is incredibly creepy, just the way things are heading or both.
Facebook  privacy 
november 2017 by johnjohnston
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web -
>We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it.

Lots of information and links clearly spelt out. Tempted to quote all of it, but here is one more.

> Pay for services and content that you like, if you are able. If you like reading The Guardian, for example, consider subscribing. If your favourite YouTube channel is on Patreon, consider pledging a small amount per video. If you like services like that charge in return for a useful service, buy it. There's mutual respect when both the user and the service provider know what basic service they are buying/selling.
open  Facebook  openweb 
november 2017 by johnjohnston
Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature - The New York Times
People who use the platform to keep in touch with loved ones may forget that the site makes its money by serving as a conduit for whatever messages people with money want to push at us. You’ll rarely hear the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, mention that when he offers lofty statements about how his company makes the world more open and connected and brings us closer together.
september 2017 by johnjohnston
Facebookistan english version - YouTube
Only the Danes had the guts to produce this doc to show how facebook is so secretive, and how it uses your personal information.
july 2016 by johnjohnston
Seth's Blog: Read more blogs
Seth's Blog: Read more blogs - RSS is not dead!! I use @Inoreader myself
blogging  rss  facebook 
june 2016 by johnjohnston
Timothy Boostrom is Not Real — Medium
Ole “Tim” is getting more sneaky, he is mining the photos of me that friends have taken. Please Facebook, in your infinite technical image recognition prowess, tell me how you can let use my photo from
may 2016 by johnjohnston
Facebook is blowing us off
That Facebook withholds the ability to link from web writing, well that's really hurting the flow of ideas at a time when we need it to be functioning on all cylinders. 
facebook  indieweb 
may 2016 by johnjohnston
Facebook vs. AOL, redux (
Facebook user, you can't do anything with the site...nearly everything published by their users is private
community  Web2.0  blogging  facebook 
july 2007 by johnjohnston
Facebook is the new AOL (
As it happens, we already have a platform on which anyone can communicate and collaborate with anyone else, individuals and companies can develop applications which can interoperate with one another through open and freely available tools, protocols, and
Web2.0  community  blogging  facebook 
july 2007 by johnjohnston

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