mdieter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 17:51:13 CET 2019
Kind of weird seeing Ben Grosser's Demetricator incorporated into the
official UI for Facebook and Instagram. Only took like seven years of
critique and controversy for them to consider it - and of course, it
retains a sense of only being an experimental alteration to the facade
of metrification that will keep going on in the background anyway.
Improving well-being without tanking user engagement.
On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 4:18 PM Geert Lovink <geert at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Facebook hiding likes?
> Colin Horgan: We Don’t Need Social Media
> The push to regulate or break up Facebook ignores the fact that its services do more harm than good
> Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked internal Facebook meetings
> Transaction fees change culture bitcoin, study says
> Jimmy Wales launches WT Social:
> Wellcome to WT Social
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