The Data that turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin (where an earlier version of this story appeared in December in German) went data-gathering. Written by Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus read…Read more The Data that turned the World Upside Down

Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too

Kartik Hosanagar (@khosanagar) is a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a cofounder of SmartyPal and Yodle. Hosanagar’s research work focuses on the impact of algorithms on consumers and society, as well as digital media and online marketing. (Wired) Ever since the Presidential elections, every one I know…Read more Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too

Rules of Social Media, teen style

LIKE. FLIRT. GHOST. A JOURNEY INTO THE SOCIAL MEDIA LIVES OF TEENS For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Choi embedded with five high schoolers to chronicle their digital experiences. There’s twin sisters Lara and Sofia in Atherton, California; Ahmad in New…Read more Rules of Social Media, teen style

Take it Back for Paying it Forward

http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/ways-to-decentralize-the-web/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits Home > Web > How the father of the World Wide Web plans to… How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google By David Weinberger — August 10, 2016 3:00 AM   When the World Wide Web first took off in the mid 1990s, the dream…Read more Take it Back for Paying it Forward

Breaking Facebook rules…

Facebook Pages are an easy, cheap and relatively efficient way of reaching a local, target audience, assuming, of course, that you fall on the right side of completely annoying. Every self publishing author will tell you, Facebook, Twitter, blogger, these are the routes to getting about your presence and the book you've just published. Tell…Read more Breaking Facebook rules…