Your Ordinary World for 26 Nov 2018 with links about healthcare, community, AOC, regulating Big Tech, a different take on red state/blue state, China’s revisionist history, and the death of charity walk-a-thons.
Facebook has a problem.
How much control should we have over our “personal” data?
Could you do this job?
As vile as I find Jones to be, if his First Amendment rights were being violated I would defend him and his company. But that isn’t what is happening here.
The governments of the world, privacy issues, and debates about information monopolies might turn out as the least of Facebook’s problem. If the new Pew data is to be believed, Facebook is not only under fire, but teens just aren’t that into it anymore.
How would we get a social media service that won’t sell our personal data?
The day after Facebook announced new changes to the platform following a spat of controversy surrounding their association with Cambridge Analytica comes the news that the firm is closing up shop.
With controversy still plaguing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced some changes coming to the social media giant’s platform.
I’m an old dog, so I’m still having to learn all the social media tricks.
You don’t know the power of the dark post.
A horrific event at Burt Likko’s alma mater leaves him meditating on whether the modern age has somehow magnified and distorted the difficult-enough trials of youthful sexual frustration.
Every day I’d scroll through my feed after making sure that the page showed all activity and not only the top stories, but as my eyes passed over each status update, I rarely read every word or paused to think about the people telling me something about their lives.
Quick thoughts on the continued government shutdown, this weekend’s Trucker Protest and Veteran’s March, the Washington Redskins, the Confederate flag, and the true meaning of populism.
He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe loud in the room; he heard Travis shift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon. There was a sound of thunder.” Chandeliers made from recycled bicycles, cut steel, and LEDs adorn an underpass in San Antonio, Texas. Daniel Dennett…
Tom wrote a post a while back about employers demanding that employees turn over their Facebook passwords. My opinion was that this is a very bad idea, and Tod pointed out some salient reasons why:
So now, if you’re applying for a job, or applying for an athletic scholarship—and Lord knows what else to come—they want to know what you’ve put up on your Facebook pages. Not just the public, but the private side of Facebook, the part set aside for your family, best friends, best enemies, and presumably, some…
“My interpretation of Facebook: What if I told you that you could tell a private company all your interests and friends…. for free?!” –Adam Kotsko Well, I hope all of our readers who use Facebook have been following the latest wave of mild user abuse. But if not, here’s my “take” on what’s going on.…
I’ve argued before, and I will continue to argue, that there is nothing terribly unique about Sarah Palin as a politician other than the way in which her opponents and the media play right into her hands by treating her as if she is somehow uniquely important and/or devious. Today, Dave Weigel documents another set of…
Here’s an interesting Prospect article on Geocities and online memory that also discusses the Myspace-Facebook class divide: