2 min read · May 7th · Three years ago, we ran a piece by Digital Content Next's Jason Kint on what kinds of data collection and tracking consumers expect Facebook to do in order to improve their ad targeting. A majority…
Only about 4% of U.S. iOS users and about 11% of worldwide iOS users are saying yes to tracking.
2 min read · May 10th · A UCL study has found people around the world feel the same about their devices as they do about their homes
Smartphone users have become “human snails carrying our homes in our pockets”, with a tendency to ignore friends and family in favour of their device, according to a landmark study.
We are learning to live with the jeopardy that even when we are physically together, we can be socially, emotionally or professionally alone.” If there’s one specific cause for that transformation, the researchers suggest it may be chat apps such as WhatsApp, which they call the “heart of the smartphone”.
6 min read · May 11th · A fight between a Seattle man and AOL in the mid-1990s led to what has been called "the most important Internet law ruling ever." Decades later, the decision still governs how the web functions.
Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yelp, Wikipedia and countless other social media, e-commerce and discussion sites that rely on user-generated content could not exist without the precedent that emerged from Zeran's case.
At the time of its drafting, lawmakers were afraid that if websites got into the business of removing harmful content, they would be considered publishers, rather than simply distributors, under the law. That could expose this nascent industry to a flood of defamation lawsuits.
5 min read · May 13th · When people share a space, their collective experience can sprout its own vocabulary, known as a "familect."
During the pandemic, we’ve spent dramatically more time in those quarters, and our in-group slang has changed accordingly.
Familects are a part of the intimate register of language, the way we talk “backstage” with the people we are closest to. They’re our home slang, if you will, where we can be our nonpublic selves in all their weird glory
~13 min read · May 14th · Do you know how dangerous it can be to randomly go roaming the internet for comics news, reviews and points of views? Buddy: take a look at that pipeline situation. It's rough out there! Why not place…