[SM1] Facebook is going to ruin privacy. The last moment I thought my pseudonym was safe was the moment before I thought about Facebook. Beyond that, Twitter has has demolished the distinctions between my two identities. I don’t know if he knows who I am, but the guy who introduced me to my wife is now following me on Twitter.
[SM2] How should social media sites handle “non-offending pedophiles“?
[SM3] Some entrepreneurs are monetizing their Twitter presence.
[SM4] Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie argues that Facebook could have avoided some of the interpersonal misery it has inflicted but chose not to. Google+ did almost exactly what she was talking about and it sounds better in theory than in practice. Even with different circles, people would slip up quite a bit.
[SM5] In a fascinating piece, Andrew Maratz went into the moderation community of Reddit to see how they tick and why they do what they do.
[SM6] I sort of regret all of the material I sent solely to Facebook, and will probably regret a lot of Twitter, too. On the other hand, I still haven’t rescued my old blog and at some point Hit Coffee’s archives are likely to go down. But for the time being, I am at least able to put out what I want when I want.
[Cy1] This will end badly.
[Cy2] Joseph Cox writes for Vice that we have less to fear from sophisticated hackers than we think.
[Cy5] A look at menacing behavior and online harassment. Among the findings: Women are more likely to complain about harassment, men are more likely to be harassed. Of course, men are more likely to have harassment coming, probably…
[Cy6] Dark times in the world of Steven Universe and fanart. Problems exist on rightward social media – there was recently an all-out war between two factions to which I have historically been friendly – but nothing like this.
[Sp1] How we may go about mining astroids.
[Sp2] Ooooh, rogue satellites. Kind of sucks this is another thing that’s going to have to be heavily regulated, but it kinda is.
[Sp3] Scientists are concerned that the polar magnets may be flipping.
[Sp5] Well, this seems complicated, but probably less complicated than terraforming other planets as “just in case” measures.
[Sp6] Mapping the South Pole from space.
[En2] Ever and always, right around the corner.
[En3] How we go about integrating renewable energy into the power grids.
[En4] The oil is flowing in New Mexico, and everywhere.
[En5] According to Amy Harder, Trump has been a friend to the oil companies when it comes to oil policy, but not when it comes to other policy.
[En6] According to a new study, ExxonMobile didn’t really pull a Big Tobacco on misleading the public.
[En7] Ooooh, we may soon be getting power from plants.