Category: SoLoMo and Social Media

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years (ICEEFest Bucharest 2018)

Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years. Computers that think and learn, artificial intelligence and intelligent assistants, smart-everything, and the Internet of Things – where is this going? Are we heading towards an algorithmic society largely run by machines? How will we remain human, im this totally connected world, and ...

Updated: Video and illustrations: the most important Future Principles (Futurist / Humanist Gerd Leonhard)

UPDATED:  here is a new video on the same topic, from the May 2018 Thoughtworks LIVE London event: Here are the essential slides from my keynote I gave yesterday, in Boston – the most essential Future Principles ...

Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated)

Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the ...

Matt Haig (The Guardian:) I used to think social media was a force for good. Now the evidence says I was wrong (must read)

  “Kurt Vonnegut said: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful who we pretend to be.” This seems especially true now we have reached a new stage of marketing where we are not just consumers, but also the thing consumed. If you have friends you only ...

Silicon Valley Utopianism the Dystopian Trump Presidency (Wired.com)

In the wake of the election, some despairing technologists have wondered how to improve the products and systems that led to this result. “There are things we were optimizing for that had unintended consequences,” says Justin Kan, a venture capitalist at Y Combinator and co-founder of Twitch. In designing to ...

Fantastic slideshow on the future of media: Activate 2017 Tech / Media Outlook (Michael Wolf)

Must-review for anyone, media or not !  A treasure chest!   Digital gatekeepers will fare better than content media, analyst Michael Wolf says at WSJ tech conference Activate Tech and Media Outlook 2017 from Activate Some best-of’s:

On Facebook’s ‘universal’ censorship rules (guest post by Rudy de Waele)

By Rudy De Waele Brilliant important statement, by editor-in-chief Espen Egil Hansen, of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten, in reply to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s demand to remove a picture of a naked Kim Phuc, fleeing from the napalm bombs – one of the world’s most famous war photographs. Facebook deleted the article as well as the ...

The biggest threat to democracy? Your social media feed …says the WEF

“What happened in the UK was not only a political disaster, but also a vivid example of what happens when you combine the uncontrollable power of the internet with a lingering visceral feeling that ordinary people have lost control of the politics that shape their lives. When people feel their ...

How technology disrupted the truth : must read via TheGuardian

“Twenty-five years after the first website went online, it is clear that we are living through a period of dizzying transition. For 500 years after Gutenberg, the dominant form of information was the printed page: knowledge was primarily delivered in a fixed format, one that encouraged readers to believe in ...

About Facebook anxiety

Good read: via Mal There remain plenty of Facebook detractors. The Kernel shone a baleful light on “Facebook anxiety” comparing the experience of flicking through the curated feeds of friends to that of being an inmate of the infamous Panopticon: Researchers linked a high number of Facebook friends with feeling burdened or stressed ...

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