Tag Archives: Facebook

Errors, Snap Judgements, and Manufactured Outrage

Last week, on August 26th, Facebook announced they were automating their Trending feature and phasing out the people who previously wrote the descriptions for the trending news items. Then, earlier this week, things started getting screwy: First, there were the hilarious mix-ups. Yesterday a video of a dog reacting to seeing its owner for the […]

Remember: If the App is Free, You’re the Product Being Sold

Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp Will Share Some Data With Facebook: When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, one of WhatsApp’s founders, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of his mobile messaging service’s millions of users. “We don’t know your birthday. We don’t know your home address,” Mr. Koum […]

Link Drop – 09 Mar 2016

Geoff Teehan explains Facebook’s new reaction buttons (“Not everything in life is Likable”) // Empty State: Mobile App “Nice-to-Have” Essential // Apparently Les Claypool has his own wines // triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13 // The Complete Conceptual History of the Millennium Falcon // Japanese Artists Show Off Their Workspaces // Scientists believe […]

Facebook Is Not Happiness

The results were incredibly revealing – after just 7 days 88% of the group that left Facebook said they felt “happy” as opposed to 81% in the group still using the site. They also felt less angry, less lonely, less depressed, more decisive, more enthusiastic, and enjoyed their lives more. Ditching Facebook also appeared to […]