Late-stage soviet underground (cyber) punk irony. Short film from Igor and Gleb Aleinikov: Revolutionary Sketch http://www.ubu.com/film/aleinikov_revolutionary.html
Apparently Instagram is adding a data export feature for GDPR-compliance... So if you're building an Instagram-esque ActivityPub platform, there might be some value in adding an import function
Image from page 164 of "Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine" (1912)
“If we had UBI, everyone would just smoke pot and play video games all day”, sounds a lot like, “Without religious morality, everyone would murder and rape each other”. Maybe you depend on the threat of punishment, but there are plenty of us who don’t.
"Rob's in the garden doing some sort of craft work with the kids."
Some nice (somewhat satirical) experiments building objects that illustrate behavioral aspects of social media.
I'm not fond of much of what Farhad Manjoo says but this account of switching to #screenless media for two months is pretty good: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/technology/two-months-news-newspapers.html?recb=signature-journalism.thompson_sampling_dedup&recid=11ijj7Ok6futbDGU576Eqgm6eZH&contentCollection=signature-journalism&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F03%252F07%252Ftechnology%252Ftwo-months-news-newspapers.html%253Frecb%253Dsignature-journalism.thompson_sampling_dedup%2526recid%253D11ijj7Ok6futbDGU576Eqgm6eZH&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=signatureJournalism-promo-region®ion=signatureJournalism-promo-region&WT.nav=signatureJournalism-promo-region
High Times once published a questionnaire, and one of the questions was, "Is it possible to smoke too much pot?" A reader responded, "I don't understand the question."
fb moving user data from europe to US Show more
'' #Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law''
[I don't know those law well enough to know if true]
moving from'...international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.