Three weeks ago I explained why, by default, I do NOT write on Medium, LinkedIn, Patreon and similar websites. This week I found more perfect examples of how good at least two of my reasons are.
Platforms. Platforms everywhere.
A very interesting article from India says, among other things, something we in so-called “first world” countries already knew, but says it well:
Amazon is now selling… something right out of a Sci-Fi movie. Nah, even better:
There is a lot of talking these days about Facebook getting data about people who are not on Facebook, but not enough on WHO gives Facebook those data.
There are “autonomous vehicles” and then there are “autonomous vehicles”. But some kinds of autonomous vehicles are much dumber than others, and proofs of this fact continue to come.
or Wordpress.com. Or Blogger. Or… OK, you get my drift. There are several important reasons why I almost never do that, have no intention to do otherwise, and invite everybody else to do the same.
Maybe you had not realized it yet, but the shady industry of porn attracts some REAL professionals. As in this case of the girl who designed porn banners by finding online, and then creatively assemblying, hundreds of images like these:
I have argued for a while, making concrete examples, that it is really ridiculous, and a sign of incompetence, to call stuff like Uber or AirBnB “sharing economy”. This week one of those examples came true.
Does a new feature give Gmail users control over how emails are used? No. Not really, no (update 2018/05/06: and I found out is even worst than it seemed).