Tag Archives: Internet

From Facebook to Flipboard: How I Avoid the Information Bubble

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So, Facebook is in the doghouse for letting Cambridge Analytica steal information from some fifty million people. This information may then have been used to manipulate voters in the 2016 presidential election. It’s not clear at this point to what degree that has happened, but this is what’s supposedly possible: Facebook has so much information on you, from all the little quizzes you take and from all the things you read and share and “like”, that when an analytics company gets its hands on that info, it can form a pretty detailed psychographic profile of you. Continue reading

Ignorance in the Information Age

image: scientificamerican.comIn my last post I said I believe that in the long run humanity is getting better, in part due to the ready availability of information. In the short term, though, easy access to information has it’s downsides as well. Continue reading

An Audience of One: My Dad

The daily writing prompt a few days ago: to write a post for someone I wish was reading my blog.

It feels a bit weird writing you in English, and I don’t think I can call you Dad instead of Pappie, but here goes. Continue reading