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.
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.