Month: August 2019

  • The week that was (08-30-19)

    The week that was (08-30-19)

    Your quirky bon mots for the long weekend.

  • The week that was (08-23-19)

    The week that was (08-23-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The ACLU ran a photo of every California state legislator through a facial-recognition program that matches facial images to a database of 25,000 criminal mugshots and got positive matches on 26 lawmakers. It rained grasshoppers in Las Vegas and plastic in the Rocky Mountains. There’s so much plastic out there it’s getting into our food, […]

  • Invisible Filter Bubbles

    Invisible Filter Bubbles

    This did not occur to me. As an algorithm gets better at recommending content that matches and reinforces what a community is looking for, the negative complaints go down which makes it harder for someone outside (such as platform moderators) the filter bubble from detecting these closed communities in the first place. The algorithm is […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • Distribution without tears

    Written somewhere over Kansas on the way to WordCamp for Publishers. Please look me up if you want to chat about this post. This is a shameless pitch for a plugin to WordPress my company just published but there are also broader ideas proposed here and I would love your feedback. SmartNews is a mobile […]

  • The week that was (08-02-19)

    The week that was (08-02-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.