2019/04/23: Our analysis suggests that a minimum of 1.4 billion users will pass away before 2100 if Facebook ceases to attract new users as of 2018. If the network continues expanding at current rates, however, this number will exceed 4.9 billion. In both cases, a majority of the profiles will belong to non-Western users. In discussing our findings, we draw on the emerging scholarship on digital preservation and stress the challenges arising from curating the profiles of the deceased. We argue that an exclusively commercial approach to data preservation poses important ethical and political risks that demand urgent consideration. We call for a scalable, sustainable, and dignified curation model that incorporates the interests of multiple stakeholders.
2017/11/21: Do your friends and family rope you into providing tech support when you're home for #thanksgiving
etc? Use this opportunity to be a digital security hero and rescue your family
2018/09/19: Notifications are no longer used to notify you of anything—they’re used by apps to beg for attention.
Facebook appears to be increasingly sending meaningless notifications to people who use the site less and less in hopes of enticing them back to it.
Twitter, a platform where literally anyone on Earth can pick a fight with you at any time of day and deliver it directly to your phone’s lock screen.
Doctorow: I have trained all the people who can send me messages using those protocols that the only time to send me a message over them is when something is extremely time-sensitive. I check in on everything else (email, Twitter mentions, etc) several times a day, but I don't have anything, on any of my devices, that interrupts me to tell me that someone, somewhere is thinking about me.
2011/07/14: something I just found in my email backups of the 90’s, when ADSL wasn’t available as today.
A wave of concern about the ill effects of smartphones and their apps echoes fears of earlier innovations, including TV, the printing press, and writing itself.
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.
Students told researchers they preferred and performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer.
The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster
Non avere uno smartphone nel 2017 è come trovarsi a una festa dove sono tutti ubriachi tranne te, è come iscriversi a una lezione di balli latinoamericani ed essere l'unica fuori tempo. I movimenti del tuo corpo e la scelta della tua comunicazione scorrono su un canale diverso, su un binario morto. Per certi versi
In 1998, Swatch proposed a global time called the Internet Time that divided a day into 1000 ".beats". It was meant for people to coordinate time for calls, chats or multiplayer online games. Right
We need more text and fewer videos and memes in the age of Trump.
Lo svela un libro di un professore di Cambridge: troppe sollecitazioni di altro tipo fanno male all'amore. Dai social agli smartphone, come salvarsi
TV may have been about global unity, but the Internet inspires the opposite.
At some point, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones - and for those left behind, it is transforming how we experience the death of those around us.
L'idea dell'associazione giovanile di settore è creare un servizio di registrazione online centralizzato messo a disposizione di qualsiasi
As new user numbers slow, most people on Facebook will no longer be alive in 85 years' time
Messages posted on Facebook, Twitter and other online spaces may feel like they carry less weight than things said in the physical world -- but that's not the c...
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Instead of thinking about the constraints of mobile - of the things you can't do because the screen is smaller and there's no keyboard - we should rather think of the PC as having the basic, cut-down, limited version of the internet, because it only has the web. It's the mobile that has the whole internet.
Where once experts took long trips seeking rare beasts, today anyone with a camera can snap a critter and share it worldwide. Has technology opened our eyes to the wonders of nature, or destroyed a delicate art?