[nonostantement #176] - antivaxxers vs yelp / instagram algorithm / rich people & twitter
Now with MORE surveillance software!
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with permissible, disturbing and nostalgic stuff found all over the Internet.
Hello to the old and new subscribers, I'm Joele, I live in Barcelona but I'm Italian. I deal with online presence of brands, companies and institutions. While working online I collect links that I send to my friends every Sunday in this same mail.
Completely random music soundtrack: Kalabrese - Let The Good Times Roll (feat. A.C. Kupper) and Fun Lovin' Criminals - Love Unlimited.
China's tech workers pushed to limits by surveillance software - what happens when your boss is an panopticon algorithm.
Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing Yelp to punish bars that require vaccine proof - the issue is quite serious, being the topic really polarizing. I also found myself reflecting with some clients on how to position their brand in this regard, since anti-vaxxers are exceptional trolls. Not an easy task.
Facebook researchers say they've developed artificial intelligence that can identify so-called "deepfakes" and track their origin by using reverse engineering.
Biden, Putin and the new era of information warfare. From disinformation to malinformation. From fake news to virtual realities.
Big Brother is still watching you and he goes by the name Facebook. The social media giant’s offer of free internet access ensures that mobile users stay where it can keep an eye on them. What could go wrong?
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In the last few days I have seen several clickbaiting articles about the instagram algorithm, I would suggest to just read the real source and find that - as usual - we all know a lot less about that than we think and most “gurus” are just groping in the dark: Shedding More Light on How Instagram Works.
“You are rich. You are famous. Why are you on the Internet?” - I just love how this article begins. Why are extraordinarily wealthy and famous people doing their own tweeting?
We like newsletters also because they could be a way to escape the algorithms selecting content for our bubbles. But there seems to be no way to escape here either.
“Even when it comes wrapped in plastic, a hug can convey tenderness and relief, love and devotion. The fear that gripped Agustina Cañamero during the 102 days she and her 84-year-old husband spent physically separated during Spain's coronavirus outbreak dissolved the moment the couple embraced through a screen of plastic film.” Some time ago I asked my friends what was the image that most impressed them during the past year and several replied with the one you find above - shot right here in Barcelona. I just discovered the photographer won the Pulitzer for his pictures.
I also recently discovered that The New York Public Library has a profile on Unsplash with a lot of beautiful images that you can use freely. Awesome!
That's it for now.
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