Month: March 2022

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The FBI is using geo-targeted advertising to recruit disgruntled Russian diplomats at their embassy. A funeral home in Arkansas is being sued after cremating a man who was hoping to be “raptured following the second coming.” Stephen Wilhite, lead engineer on the team that created the GIF, died at the age of 74. Constantly fighting […]

  • 2020 was an a/b test

    2020 was an a/b test

    One of the more chilling tracks from this year’s SXSW were the sessions about misinformation, specifically political misinformation that derailed our elections. During the first day, I attended a session titled Fact v. Fiction: Fighting Election Disinformation a panel featuring, among others, Chris Krebs, noted cybersecurity expert, and Jena Griswold, former Secretary of State for […]

  • Is Meta just Second Life 2.0?

    Is Meta just Second Life 2.0?

    The video above circulated in 2005 when Second Life was the new hotness. As a pioneer in virtual worlds, they attracted buzz from futurists that saw the platform as the next generation of the internet. Companies flocked to the platform, eager to engage with their audience. Reuters opened a bureau and someone made a documentary. […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Remember that cargo ship that ran blocked the Suez Canal for a week? Maybe they need to give their captains some remedial training as Ever Given’s sister ship, the Ever Forward ran aground off the coast of Maryland. San Francisco, taking a stance against laws limiting a woman’s access to abortion, LGBT discrimination, and voter […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The war in Ukraine at home and abroad, contraband bologna, and the Brooklyn man lost in the wilderness.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Ukrainian agitprop, contractual chili, and a molecular beverage printer.

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