The story of who controls curation on the web (and how they do it) has entered a new chapter.
"Google researchers in Silicon Valley were trying to figure out why so many smartphones were freezing up half a world away. One in three smartphone users in India run out of space on their phones daily."
The Wikimedia Foundation (which operates Wikipedia and its associated community projects like Creative Commons) funded new research into the supply and distribution of misinformation, fake news and falsified content. The research provides a helpful framework that makes it easier to discuss this complex and tricky topic. The representative chart below divides trends of fake news… Continue reading A framework for understanding fake news
Twitter is the headquarters of the control freak. It's a social network for those who want everlasting control over what they see and from whom they see it. It's the social network for those who want to bless people by following their digital auras, depending on if they prefer ethos (power Twitter), pathos (animal pictures / rage Twitter), or… Continue reading You’re not my favorite: Twitter experiments with infiltrating your feed
We depend on our ability to share as much as we possibly can and it is worth taking a moment to reflect on why the act and means of sharing information has become as important as what information you are sharing. This is the first part of two posts on social sharing tools, specifically, retweets. Jump… Continue reading These tiny Gutenbergs (part one)