Sexual assault in Japan: 'Every girl was a victim' | International Women's Day | Al Jazeera
Apart from making the badges more widely available, Matsunaga also wants offenders to see them and think: "The world is changing, some people have started talking about it."
design  sexualviolence  socialchange  japan 
8 days ago
Online Harassment & The Internet Experiment - The Illusion of MoreThe Illusion of More
the belief that cyberspace remains some magical realms beyond the normal boundaries of society continues to delay rational discourse on any number of problems specifically caused or exacerbated by the technology.
harassment  trolling  4chan  internet 
14 days ago
The role of memes in misinformation and shaping online and offline conversations | Media news
The 2016 US election has been dubbed as "the meme election", with some people saying they "memed [Trump] into the presidency", Wardle said, so it is important to look at the role they play in misinformation too.
election  memes  cw2017 
16 days ago
The awesome power of deep interests. | Gina Bianchini | Pulse | LinkedIn
But Facebook Groups make all of these things harder than they should be in 2017. Mark Zuckerberg’s recent Manifesto aside, Facebook's goal is to keep you coming back to Facebook with updates from people you know, not make new, meaningful connections with new people you don’t.
facebook  networks  community  filterbubble  socialnetworking  virtualcommunity 
21 days ago
How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers - The New York Times
To my Democratic colleagues and me, the digital tracks that a consumer leaves when using a network are the property of that consumer. They contain private information about personal preferences, health problems and financial matters.
privacy  internet  law  data 
26 days ago
How Technology Led a Hospital To Give a Patient 38 Times His Dosage
Of course, it was natural for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to expect that, once computers entered our complex, chaotic and often dangerous world, they would make things better. After all, in our off-duty lives we are so thoroughly used to taking out our iPhones, downloading an app, and off we go.
healthcare  ux  interface  medical  usability  design 
26 days ago
Why Care About Design? - The Industry
We don’t get excited about half-assing things. We get excited about creating things that are well-considered and thoughtful.
ux  interface  design  usability 
26 days ago
Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers - Motherboard
It is certainly true that the alt-right's pro-Trump "shitposting"—the act of flooding social media with memes and commentary designed to bolster their "God Emperor" Trump—raised the public visibility of the alt-right and its memetic handiwork.
4chan  election  trolling  conservatism  memes 
5 weeks ago
Flashback: The People's Net - Rushkoff (2001)
There was a whole new world out there, unlimited by the constraints of time and space, appearance and prejudice, gender and power.
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Now that the Internet’s role in business has faded into the background, the many great applications developed to make our lives better are taking center stage. They are compelling, and surpass some of our wildest dreams of what the Internet might someday achieve. ... have a look at Blogger. It’s not just a Web site; it’s also a set of publishing tools that allows even a novice to create a Weblog, automatically add content to a Web site, or organize links, commentary, and open discussions. In the short time Blogger has been available, it has fostered an interconnected community of tens of thousands of users. These people don’t simply surf the Web; they are now empowered to create it.
1990s  internet  participation  democracy  blogs  cyberspace  web2.0 
6 weeks ago
The Years In Retrospect: How Photoshop Has Shaped The World Of Graphic Design | The Huffington Post
Soon enough, people realized that Photoshop could be used to manipulate any kind of graphic content to make the impossible seem possible. Eventually, the word Photoshop became almost synonymous with all things fake and modified, pictures, places and even people.
photoshop  fakenews  hoaxes  photography 
6 weeks ago
Material Literacy and Visual Design (lester faigley 1999)
Thousands of teenagers now have personal Web pages, many of which display the multimedia capabilities of the Web.
1990s  webdesign  design  visualrhetoric  internet  rhetoric 
6 weeks ago
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - The New Yorker
“This is how a community of knowledge can become dangerous,” Sloman and Fernbach observe.
psychology  knowledge  news  journalism  election  filterbubble  bias 
9 weeks ago
Internet Guru: Google Evangelist Vint Cerf
Many people, including you, are credited with inventing the Internet. What’s the truth? “There were three critical phases.
cerf  internet  media_history  bernerslee 
9 weeks ago
Learning to See – iA
The way that you accomplish tasks with a product—what you do and how it responds—that’s the interface —Jef Raskin
And again, using “interface” in the sense of only what you see on the screen or the surface of a product is not bad or wrong, it’s just the non-expert use. As interface designers we need to be careful. Our definition of “interface” is, again, not just what you see, but for better or worse how it works.
raskin  interface  design  visualculture 
10 weeks ago
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