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Embroidered cloths and dream treading.

<i>"Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,<br>Enwrought with golden and silver light,<br>The blue and the dim and the dark cloths<br>Of night and light and the half</i> …

Compare and Contrast

Completing the comparison task raised a question for me. Q. Are we having filter bubbles imposed by our educational institutions? Taking the context …

Google Scholar

Nature Nurture Network

Road trip

This road was the picture which appeared on my first post: 'To boldy go'.<p>I didn't know then if it would be the last.<p>A few years on now, the road …

Deleting Facebook? Here Are the Best Alternatives For What You'll Miss

By now, you're probably aware of the hurricane tearing its way through Facebook. Over the weekend, both <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The New York Times</i> published …

Hackers steal data of 150 million MyFitnessPal app users

Personal details of about 150 million users of the MyFitnessPal app were compromised in one of the biggest hacks in history, its owner has confirmed.<p>US sportswear brand Under Armour said user names, email addresses and scrambled passwords were among the stolen data. However, payment card data was …

Under Armour

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Whistle Blower testimony to U.K. parliament (Pt 2.) March 27, 2018

How can Facebook change when it exists to exploit personal data?

Watching Alexander Nix and his Cambridge Analytica henchmen bragging on Channel 4 News about their impressive repertoire of dirty tricks, the character who came irresistibly to mind was Gordon Liddy. Readers with long memories will recall him as the guy who ran the “White House Plumbers” during the …

Cambridge Analytica

Your Facebook data is creepy as hell

… and why you should really have a look at it.<p>Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. …

The web can be weaponised – and we can't count on big tech to stop it

Today, the world wide web turns 29. This year marks a milestone in the web’s history: for the first time, we will cross the tipping point when more than half of the world’s population will be online.<p>When I share this exciting news with people, I tend to get one of two concerned reactions:<p>How do we …

Innovation

You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You?

https://medium.com/media/f9a8be2b5d308a91279a8847639d79c5/href<i>The below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah</i> …

Critical Thinking

Stephen's Web ~ Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues<p>It's a genuine pleasure to be here in New Zealand. I've traveled all the way from Stewart Island up …

“Anger and Hope”: Why the Parkland Survivors Are Winning the Social-Media War

Parkland students, born in the early to mid-2000s, intuitively understand how to deploy social media against politicians to demand action on gun violence—and it seems to be working.<p>After a horrific shooting that left 17 dead, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is set to …

Social Media

The Treasury’s tweet shows slavery is still misunderstood

The modern equivalent of £17bn was paid out to compensate slave owners for the loss of their human property. Some people believe we should be proud<p>It is hard to imagine why somebody at the Treasury thought that the subject of slavery was fertile territory from which they might harvest their weekly …

Black History

When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online

I’m not debating those who show up wedded to bigotry.Continue reading on The Establishment »

Feminism

Dead Reckoning

First, authors Robyn Caplan, Lauren Hanson, and Joan Donovan analyze nascent solutions recently proposed by platform corporations, governments, news …

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

Education in the (Dis)Information Age

We are all on the front lines in the war against disinformation.<p>I recently visited a seminar course for history majors at University of Mary …

A Year of Tech Solidarity | Civicist

A Gaggle of Nooglers (New Googlers)<p>A year has passed since Donald Trump was elected president, and nearly as much time since Maciej Ceglowski began …

Sexual Harassment

What in the world is that?

Networked individualism: What in the world is that?<p>Social relationships are changing and technology is at the center of the story.<p>Our work at the Pew …

Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It

<b>“One of our most important books on globalization.” ―Steve O’Keefe, New York Journal of Books</b><p>The enormous scope of the Internet can lead us to assume …

Panicked about Kids’ Addiction to Tech?

Here are two things you could do<p>Ever since key Apple investors challenged the company to address kids’ phone addiction, I’ve gotten a stream of calls …

Parenting

How People Like You Fuel Extremism

Discussing politics in groups of similarly minded people can be enough to stoke polarization—a frightening prospect in an era of social media.<p>For Cass Sunstein, a challenge that social media poses to democracy was clarified by a social-science experiment that he conducted in two different …

Critical Thinking

Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

Selfishness Is Killing Liberalism

The path to its revival lies in self-sacrifice, and in placing collective interests ahead of the narrowly personal.<p>The death of liberalism constitutes the publishing world’s biggest mass funeral since the death of God half a century ago. Some authors, like conservative philosopher Patrick Deneen, …

Can Online Bots Build Peace?

Republished with permission from Peace News Network (Written by Kate Roff) Online ‘bots’ are normally viewed in a negative light, but this social …

Bots

The Emotional Roots of Political Polarization

New research argues feelings of disillusionment prompt people to take more extreme positions.A Hillary Clinton supporter clashes with a Donald Trump …

Political Science

Is Polarization Really a Recent, Digital Phenomenon?

The post is my initial contribution to the discussion in “Engagement in a Time of Polarization” pop-up MOOC. Admittedly, I’m a little late to the …

Digital Age

Our experiments taught us why people troll

“Fail at life. Go bomb yourself.”<p>Comments like this one, found on a CNN article about how women perceive themselves, are prevalent today across the …