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.
What happens when you overdo the Botox before you take your online-dating profile portrait — and so much more in this week’s link roundup.
“The need to constantly check one’s mobile device reminds me of the nicotine habit” — and much more, from one of the Bay Area’s great people connectors.
It’s a concept! It’s a movement! It’s a set of software tools that aren’t ready for most of us to use yet! The IndieWeb is all that and more. A quick intro on the eve of IndieWebCamp 2014.
Just as the World’s Biggest Bookstore is the chokepoint for book distribution today, so the world’s biggest social network has become the chokepoint for news distribution.
Everyone is describing the $4 million initiative as an effort to “fix comments” — but it actually looks a lot more interesting and ambitious.
Twitter trolls impersonate caricatures of feminists; targeted ads evoke the Freudian uncanny; the president yearns to go incognito; and other links for the week.