Facebook's Social Rot -
But after just a few years, sharing on Facebook feels like walking up to a group of parents, teachers, friends, cousins, camp counselors, classmates, and colleagues, and boasting about my latest accomplishment, or about the merits of the brunch I just ate. “People treat posting on Facebook like it’s public,” says danah boyd, a sociology researcher who interviewed over 150 teens for her recent book on social media. If Facebook wants its News Feed to remain the source of news about friends, family, and other people we care about it, it needs to change its definition of friendship.
Lots of good points. While Facebook is doing a lot to ensure the company doesn’t get disrupted from the outside (read: Instagram, WhatsApp, and to some extent, even Oculus), inside, the network is definitely starting to have the feel of social rot.
Relationships change over time. And Facebook has now been around long enough to be exposed to this. This is problematic if they do want to maintain the lead as the “social network”. But maybe they don’t. Maybe that network was just the start.
List of Free Programming Books -
If you’re interested in programming, you might want to check out this list of free programming books.
There’s definitely a wide range of programming languages covered :)
You also might want to contribute to it here: https://github.com/vhf/free-programming-books
How to Communicate Visually
For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.
Hey, Men in Tech: 10 Tips for Solving Your Pipeline Problem — Medium -
Ten tips from Katrin Verclas on how to create a pipeline of awesome, diverse talent.
As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here.
18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey. — More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center
Registration is now open for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference and Awards.
Join us in Chicago for three days of great journalism and technology, September 25-27.
Interested in attending for free? We’re looking for student reporters, Student Newsroom mentors and volunteers, with special positions for volunteers with video and social media skills.
Have an idea for the conference? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18.
Yes, women are still underrepresented and underappreciated in the media startup world, but the truth is women are founding their own digital media companies. The problem is that they are largely absent from the buzzy narrative about entrepreneurs leaving the confines of traditional journalism. — 16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits : Columbia Journalism Review
'Journalism is impossible without brave sources'—@ggreenwald at #PolkAwards— Peter Maass (@maassp)April 11, 2014
Russia’s most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place.
Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal