Tag: news

15 Jun 2018

#DIY How To Disappear Online: A Step By Step Guide

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your private messages are stored in a permanent cloud somewhere? There’s a handful of websites and apps, such as DeleteMe and JustDelete.Me, which can help you to disappear online by automatically […]

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28 Jul 2016

#NerdGoggles: Facebook’s Really Big Plans For VR

In one way or another Mark Zuckerberg has thought about the rendering of reality for decades. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid,” he says. “I remember in middle school I would just sit in my math class with my notebook and write code. I didn’t even have a computer in […]

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21 Jul 2016

Kumamon x The New Science Of Cute

Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we can’t resist them.

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20 Jun 2016

#DigitalSlang: Why Tribune Publishing’s New Name is ‘tronc’

TRIBUNE Publishing’s recent rebranding of itself prompts the question: What’s in a name? On Monday, Tribune Publishing — the company behind The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and nine other major daily newspapers — will become tronc Inc. (with a lowercase “t”), an abbreviation of “Tribune online content.” The name change represents a strategic shift from […]

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11 May 2016

Exposed: “Trending Topics” News Bias at Facebook

Gizmodo on Monday reported on allegations by one former news curator, who worked for Facebook as a contractor, that the curation team routinely suppressed or blacklisted topics of interest to conservatives. That report also included allegations from several former curators that they used a injection tool to add or bump stories onto the trending module. […]

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