By MATT SHAPIRO This summer while visiting my parents, my mother gave me a piece of wood. It’s not an impressive piece of wood, just a slab with a lip on either side extending...
If you’re not the type of parent who would ruin your kid’s (financial) good name by using their information to sign up for a bunch of credit cards, you also shouldn’t be using their names and lives online to get likes, comments and shares.
None of this is going to make me rich or even make me marginally more attractive to an employer. That was another lie.
By MATT SHAPIRO This last week, I had a small conversation with Jason Emory Parker about climate change. I would say Emory is on “the left” and I’m on “the right” on this issue, but we...
Within 24 hours of “her” big launch on Twitter and other social messaging platforms, Tay (the AI bot developed by Microsoft researchers*) learned all sorts of things from us humans. Primarily that we are awful.
I killed my Facebook account in February and I feel pretty good.
My data’s completely inaccessible (to me at least, who knows what Zuckerberg can still do with it), since I outlasted Facebook’s two-week “You sure about this?” grace period.
“Likes” matter. After all, a computer can get a creepily accurate sense of your personality based on a dozen “likes,” and computers are constantly analyzing our online activity for advertising and national security purposes.
Modern data breaches are a kind of pornography all their own.
Twitter is never going to be Facebook … in a good way. The platform’s strength doesn’t lie in collecting as many users as possible; instead, Twitter is a home for great content, giving us everything from breaking news to behind-the-scenes moments with celebrities to pithy hilarity from strangers worldwide.
Like Mark Zuckerberg, I and my wife welcomed a gorgeous baby girl a few weeks ago, but unlike Zuck, I won’t be posting public pictures of my daughter on Facebook.