Can we all just stop using Facebook already? The Human race is just not ready for this technology… Source: Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society | TechCrunch Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting his interview last month at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he echoed recent comments made by former Facebook president Sean Parker that the platform is having deleterious effects on society. Said Palihapitiya at Stanford, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that… Read More
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Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made his first appearance at China’s World Internet Conference, using the surprise keynote to call for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security and humanity.Read More
Everybody deserves a freebie once in a while! This freebie trial of a secure email account is on a previous post about a secure email service called Startmail. Here is the comment repost dated 2/6/17:Read More
Through no fault of their own, Millenials have suffered from bad parenting skills. Growing up with instant gratification, being told they are special and that they had to follow their passion, make an impact or have a purpose in life, Millenials arenot finding instant life or job satisfaction.
These concepts were taught throughout a Millenials childhood by both parents and society and has made Millenials ill prepared for the corporate world. It will take strong leaders to address this problem but only if they can identify it. It is something I am constantly aware of with Mellinials, especially after beating my on Social Media addiction.Read More
I added an original Mac Mini 1,1 to my little collection of Macs. This particular model is 10 years old. I acquired it a few weeks back and decided to see if I could go breathe some life into an old Mac as a backup to my other macs. You can easily find Mac Mini’s on eBay for less than $100. Here are a few of the things you can and cannot do on Mac’s today as opposed to 10 years ago…Read More
While millennials may be unfairly caricatured as socially inept much the way boomers are wrongly dismissed en masse for poor technical chops, the trends in companies’ staffing needs are unmistakable. Gen X-ers, on the other hand, may be more likely to prove communication maestros by comparison.Read More
“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”
This article probably should have been titled “How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods”Read More
People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world.
Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?Read More
THERE IT IS! My daily “Throw Facebook Under The Bus” posting.Read More
“You hear all the platitudes about Facebook connecting the planet, but to say they are doing it for benevolent reasons is absolute nonsense. It’s about connecting commerce, not people,” says venture capitalist and former journalist Om Malik, who reminds us of the hidden agenda of social networking firms: if you’re not paying, you’re the product.Read More
This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference. Top questions from employees at Facebook concerned getting fired, employee departures and slow growth.Read More
OMG! I was just taken back to my childhood. I still have the game and the system. I have to go back and check this out! If I was a developer back in the 80’s what would I want people to find 30 years from now?Read More
Another interesting article in the Washington Post. Facebook reminds me of AOL. AOL also wanted to be “the internet”. AOL was actually known as a walled internet and it took a while for newbies to the internet to realize there was a much more vibrant internet outside those walls.Read More
Ev Williams (Co-Founder of Twitter and Founder of Medium) is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as tantamount to junk food.Read More
Finally! A real Siri upgrade… Now Apple has dramatically improved the knowledge base Siri can draw from, allowing the voice-activated personal assistant to answer a wider range of questions about the sport.Read More
If you value your privacy you might have taken notice this week when Edward Snowden says “it’s your ‘duty’ to install ad blockers”…
the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker.”Read More
Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day.
‘There’s just going to be a lot more data generated about what’s happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won’t scale,’ said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of engineering.
Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!Read More
Periscope… where some of the best facilitators of conversation are just roaming around the streets. I happen to follow a Paris “Scoper” and here you can follow along and check out Paris the day after the recent attacks. Paris is beautiful. Paris is recovering far better than NYC did back in the day when we were attacked…Read More
Teen Social Media Star quits and discusses the ugly truth behind social media fame. It’s all fake, you can overuse social media and if you can identify yourself as an overuser you may need to rethink why you are using it.Read More
Matt Drudge, who is the operator of the DrudgeReport, one of the TOP news websites on the planet, reminded me of how the internet was about 20 years ago. He steps out to talk to Alex Jones of InfoWars this past week and it’s one of the most profound interviews I have heard in quite a while. Step inside the blog to listen to two internet giants talk about the decline of social media into “Ghetto” platforms that are either all owned by the same company or financed by the same banking system…Read More
Some pics from my visit to “The Kennedy Space Center” which is built more like a theme park for the future Space Tourism industry. Most of the park is dedicated to the work that was done by the Space Shuttle program.
One of my favorite quotes that I found at the park: For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.Read More
People who are active on Periscope are called “Scopers” and pretty much anything goes when it comes to “Scoping”… including porn. I do believe I even watched part of Jurassic World that someone was streaming in real time. Please NSA, I only watched 5 minutes!!Read More
Startmail gave me two companion accounts to give away with the subscription. Rather than waste them by just forwarding the links to people who may not be tech savvy enough to use them, I figured I would post them to the blog, although I do think the service is great for those who are not tech savvy either.Read More