In this roundup: That wasn’t just our moods and our dates that Facebook and OKCupid’s “experiments” were messing with — it was our identities and our creations. Plus: alternative takes on privacy from Mark Zuckerberg and Virginia Woolf. And more.
The president of the American Enterprise Institute is sounding like a hippie; Google+ and Facebook both get comfy with personas; and more links on identity, self-presentation and life-hacking.
While Microsoft lays off thousands, Apple is living out its competitor’s dream of owning a piece of every digital transaction. How’d that happen?
Envy in the land of the giant social networks: Twitter dreams of Facebook’s numbers, but Facebook yearns for Twitter’s names.
Facebook’s latest privacy turnaround; why you can’t assume that “the news will find you”; what’s missing from email newsletters; and more links about being ourselves beyond social media.
Here are two noteworthy projects for rethinking how we represent ourselves online — one led by idealistic developers, the other by idealistic businesspeople.
That “emotional contagion” study hit a nerve because it rips the curtain off Facebook’s backstage — and shows us that our newsfeeds aren’t “ours” at all.