Tag: social-media

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s...

/ May 5, 2019

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” your profile. Worse, Facebook doesn’t...

/ March 4, 2019

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who...

/ February 10, 2019

The Unsocial Media Matrix

I find it kind of funnyI find it kind of sadWe live our lives onlineOften getting mad We listen to the newsDesigned to make you blueBut we can forgetAbout the Facebook flu Seeing all your friendsLiving such a lifeSuch beautiful...

/ September 15, 2018

Real World Signs that your Side Project won’t make it

By taking a critical look at my newest side project CatchIt.io, you can see numerous signs that the product won’t last very long and it’s best to focus on something else. How CatchIt.io came to life 2 weeks ago I launched...

/ August 14, 2018

Can GDPR and Facebook Losses Boost Decentralized Social Media?

When the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) went into effect last June, analysts expected the regulation will affect social media giants like Facebook. Before GDPR, Facebook used to have a better legal ground to aggregate its users’ data...

/ August 3, 2018

“I’m Sorry I Tweeted About Politics” — 8 Rules To Stop Saying This

Case History: Airbnb The five stages of social media grief are rant, press send, deny, excuse, apologize. To save time, it might be best to just apologize first. Or we can stop doing dumb things on social media. You will see...

/ June 25, 2018