- The Cost of Context Switching (and How To Avoid It)
- The iPhone experience told by the accessories in the box — “The history of iPhone accessories tells us a lot about the iPhone user experience. Now, the iPhone 13 comes with just one cable in the box.”
- Facebook publishes slides on how Instagram affects teen mental health
- New study reveals iPhones aren’t as private as you think — Android phones collect more data by volume, but iPhones collect more types of data, a study finds;
it is too easy to remain in ignorance or denial of that due to how the digital world works and looks. Language also plays a role here, as we’ve often chosen metaphors which accentuate the non-physical aspects of digital information and downplay their draw upon tangible resources.Christopher Butler
“The Cloud,” for example, describes a place in which digital information is stored as if it is a vapor — a light, airy, and ephemeral thing — rather than an enormous collection of fuel-dependent machines that alter our cloud-strewn atmosphere as much as all the oil-burning jet engines that traverse it.
You have no control on what others think of you. Don’t use their feedback as an imprint, but as an input, eventually.Luca Sartoni, The Owl and The Beetle Newsletter
- How Friendships Change in Adulthood
- 1000 dreams – 1000 Dreams seeks to change prevailing refugee narratives through a storytelling project that tells the stories of 1000 refugees across Europe. 1000 Dreams is entirely authored by storytellers with a refugee background.
- Il “collasso del contesto” sui social – ‘Why do innocuous opinions shared initially with a small, complicit audience often provoke disproportionate and polarizing reactions on platforms?’ … use a translator to get the most out of this Italian post;
- EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020
- Travel is no cure for the mind
- How to be at home
- Why CAPTCHA Pictures Are So Unbearably Depressing – TL,DR: They force you to look at the world the way an AI does;
- How to block Facebook from snooping on you – Seven steps you can take to keep Facebook and Instagram from gathering so much of your personal information outside of their apps;
- There’s no escape from Facebook, even if you don’t use it