TIL about a cool website showing how planet earth looked like at different points in the past
Tile 1: A person says „computer we have a problem“ holding a red error in her hand
Tile 2: Computer with happy face says: „Don’t worry I can troubleshoot“
Tile 3: Computer with thinking face holds a magnifying glass, text „… detecting problem…“
Tile 4: Computer with friendly face, text „…detection complete…“
Tile 5: Computer with happy face says „I don’t know what I am doing“
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I didn’t know that there’s a term for it („conversational narcissism“), but this article is a nice reminder of how destructive such behavior can be
„What all of these people needed was for me to hear them and acknowledge what they were going through. Instead, I forced them to listen to me and acknowledge me.“
Analyzing athletes during different sport events researchers came to the conclusion that the long-term upper limit of human endurance is „2.5 times the body’ resting metabolic rate, or 4,000 calories a day for an average person“
This story about the massive drop of traffic to a news site after Google has updated its search algorithm really shows how dependent those sites are on traffic from Google
It’s always hard to predict whether something like this will work or not, but in principle Mozillas idea to become less dependent on Google by offering a subscription service that could also include online storage or a VPN is interesting
This album goes well with summer evenings
Some US teens have started to use AirDrop to create temporary „social networks“ that aren’t blocked by school administrators
@mastonaut Hi, I just want to let you know that when you have less than 50 characters left when writing a toot, the character count is very hard to see.
Fun fact: Listening to all songs on Spotify (35 million tracks) would take six lifetimes
TIL that „as far as the U.S. government is concerned, if you’re playing basketball while wearing Chucks, you’re dribbling in your slippers.“
GMX bietet jetzt endlich eine 2-Faktor-Authentifizierung an. Bei web.de wird es in den nächsten Wochen freigeschaltet.
Den Zwang bei Aktivierung von 2FA eine Telefonnummer angeben zu müssen finde ich allerdings nicht gerade toll …
A new study suggests that publishers don’t really benefit from showing behavioral ads as opposed to non-behavioral ads, because most of the premium brands pay for behavioral ads end up in the pockets of ad-tech
Or to put it another way, if this study is right then the claim that behavioral ads are needed to support the free web is wrong
While the state of mobile apps for Mastodon has been good for quite some time now I’m happy to see some new desktop (web) apps.
Both support multiple accounts, both can be used with one or multiple columns and both are surprisingly mature and stable for being relatively new.
Guter Punkt von der FAZ zum Thema Rezo/YouTube:
"Fakten interpretieren, manipulativ argumentieren – kann es sein, dass der Youtuber Rezo nur das gemacht hat, was Politiker und Leitartikler immer schon gemacht haben? […] In solchen Momenten wird man den Verdacht nicht los, dass es weniger die Angst vor einer neuen, unberechenbaren Dimension politischer Manipulation ist, die Rezos Kritiker umtreibt; sondern eher die vor einer neuen Konkurrenz in dieser Disziplin."
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