Tag: social media

  • Ethics of the Attention Economy

    Found this article, Ethics of the Attention Economy: The Problem of Social Media Addiction, via Cal Newport’s post, A Modest Proposal: Deweaponizing Network Effects. It’s a great read – I mean, you know – if academic papers on business, ethics, the internet and social media are your kind of thing. I can dig it. “In […]

  • My Time on the Internet

    Just a few days ago I deleted my last remaining social media account – well almost, more on that later* – leaving this blog/website as pretty much the defacto ‘source of me’ on the internet. That got me thinking back to how long I’ve been ‘on the internet’ so I tried to put together a […]

  • Good v. Evil

    Went for a bike ride. Posted a few words on Instagram about it: Went for a bike ride with @spoke_n_words today. I can’t tell you everything we talked about – Instagram limits us to 2200 characters. I just used up 115. We talked about how that is part of the struggle today. That there’s so much to […]

  • Know the Workings of Your Own Mind

    In a recent New Yorker article Yuval Harari commented on the prospect of the possible nefarious uses of AI by governments, corporations or others to intrude on personal freedoms. “Harari argues that, though there’s no sure prophylactic against such future intrusions, people who are alert to the workings of their minds will be better able […]

  • Facebook Lets You See All the Data Collected on You

    Facebook has launched a new tool to let you see all the data that’s been collected on you both on – and interestingly enough – off the platform. Facebook knows what you’re doing on other sites and in real life. This tool lets you see what it knows about you. I haven’t had a personal […]