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What is personal data in an age where data is everything but personal?
That’s the question posed by The Glass Room, a pop-up interactive exhibition of artists, activists and technologists on London’s Charing Cross Road that runs until Sunday.
Put on by Berlin-based non-profit Tactical Tech and Mozilla, the non-for-profit behind the Firefox web browser, it aims to reveal some of the all-too-easily overlooked dynamics of living in a digital age. Read the rest of this entry »
The central role of social media in the consumption and spread of news – not to mention shaping the news agenda itself – is well established.
As I write this my younger son is watching yet another Minecraft video, while his older brother updates his Snapchat story – neither of which are uncommon, given that it’s the school holidays.
Getting children’s on- and off-line balance right is an ever-present slog, as I’m sure it is for many, many parents, so the recently-released government guidelines on the time kids spend online should be welcome.
Certainly UK children’s commissioner Anne Longfield’s attacks earlier this month on internet firms’ methods for hooking children into ever-greater use of their sites and apps were timely. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s not social media anymore, it’s ‘high-impact eyewitness media’.
That’s according to the Associated Press (AP), which earlier this month outlined how it would augment its newswire services with user-generated social media content.
The AP Social Newswire will provide a feed of social media posts that have been vetted and verified by AP editors, adding a new element to the collaboration it’s had since 2015 with social media monitoring platform SAM, in which it’s also takend an equity stake. Read the rest of this entry »
To describe the growth of the internet in India as explosive probably downplays the rate of change taking place.
Every second three more Indians come online for the first time, adding another 10,000 people every hour to the country’s online user base.
So it’s no surprise that internet firms – particularly those of a social nature – are working hard to overcome barriers to access that range from low-powered phones to 2G connections to very little data. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s hard to imagine now, but at its launch Google+ was seriously considered as a rival for Facebook, though, given the ubiquity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s perhaps just as hard for some to remember Google+ exists.
In a recent study of US teenagers’ social media habits (where Instagram is vying with Facebook as the most popular platform) Google+ didn’t even register, and that’s far from being the only study in which it did not feature. Read the rest of this entry »
No-one knows you’re a dog online of course, but for a small exhibition at Tate Britain the question is whether your online persona reflects who you really are.
Pass through the gallery’s restored nineteenth century Rotunda, make a note to revisit the Hentry Moores on the right and, instead, turn left to the compact Learning Gallery where you’ll find Stories Uncovered, a display that explores the notion of the archive in the internet age. Read the rest of this entry »
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