Sacha Baron Cohen recently spoke about how social media services have become the “greatest propaganda machine in history”. Much of the media’s focus, when reporting on his remarks, was on his attack on Facebook. While he certainly targeted Facebook, he also spoke about how Google, YouTube, and Twitter shape online discourse, and how they help…… Continue reading The greatest propaganda machine in history
Well spotted there, Google! 🔭 I noticed a curious sequence of events this morning. I responded to a tweet about Donald Trump’s latest tweet where he referred to his “great and unmatched wisdom” using the Twitter app on my Android phone – I then turned to our Android TV box where we were watching YouTube…… Continue reading A curious sequence of events with Google and its YouTube recommendations
But Googlers can also make a strong case that Google makes valuable contributions to the information climate. I learn useful, real information via Google every day. And while web search is far from a perfect technology, Google really does usually surface accurate, reliable information on the topics you search for. Facebook’s imperative to maximize engagement,…… Continue reading The case against Facebook
What I find disturbing about the James Damore memo about men’s and women’s comparative capabilities (aside from the memo itself) is that its publication seems to negate women’s daily achievements in the eyes of so many men who read it.
I recently started experimenting with Google Keep, Calendar and Reminders to get things done. I’ve only really just dipped my toe in the water but it’s been interesting so far.
The Internet Archive has been quietly preserving our digital heritage for 20 years and it is difficult to understate it’s contribution to Humanity.
One of Jeff Jarvis’ suggestions for creating a more sustainable news publishing industry is to treat journalism as a service, rather than as a commodity content factory. That appeals to me and I hope that is what the future holds.
Google is preserving our heritage with the Google Cultural Institute’s new Art Camera in incredible detail and it is wonderful.