In case you missed it: "Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in 'vaccine controversies'" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/15/facebook-anti-vaccination-advertising-targeting-controversy
Google does not hesitate working with right-wing groups and individuals in order to lobby against privacy-regulations https://www.ft.com/content/c816b3da-3077-11e9-8744-e7016697f225
A course about #LinkedData and #SemanticWeb starts this week, could be useful for those interested in the #decentralizedweb, as I try to explain very briefly in this post: https://learningwithmoocs.com/decentralized-web/starting-today-course-about-linked-data-and-semantic-web/
what if the success of virtual environments is determined by the right balance between gaming and open-ended serendipity? https://www.mixedrealities.com/2019/02/04/games-and-open-ended-worlds/ #fortnite #secondlife
Shoshana Zuboff over haar boek The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: ‘Het doel is ons te automatiseren' https://www.tijd.be/politiek-economie/internationaal-economie/Het-doel-is-ons-te-automatiseren/10093926 via @tijd #surveillancecapitalism
Musings about #fosdem - reasons to worry and reasons to be cheerful https://learningwithmoocs.com/decentralized-web/fosdem-2019/
Professor Ruben Verborgh about the decentralized web, a must-read for #el30 | @Downes https://ruben.verborgh.org/articles/redecentralizing-the-web/
also read (regarding McKinsey and #blockchain) https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2019/01/10/1547127900000/Occam-s-blockchain-shaver/ @Downes
Mastodon needs a longer tail. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/11/on-distributing-distributed-technology-long-tails-and-scaling/
Back to the early days of the web with Docker and Jupyter Notebook https://www.mixedrealities.com/2018/11/01/back-to-the-early-days-of-the-web-with-docker-and-jupyter-notebook/ #el30
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