A riveting tale of electoral fraud – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Improvement AssociationOn first impressions, the latest podcast from the makers of Serial looks set to be a riveting, slow burn tale of US election Läs mer…

Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” that meant it promoted weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search Läs mer…

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man Läs mer…

Diana Nguyen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; So a little strange thing about me – while looking for lovers on the traditional dating apps, I found myself on LinkedIn and started dancing on LinkedIn, which then Läs mer…

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how Läs mer…

Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two things are certain in life: death and the internet. With so many day-to-day functions, tasks and memories now taking place online, the question of what will become of Läs mer…

Who fakes their own death? – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Pseudocide Spotify’s new podcast about people who faked their own deaths is a hub of tangled twists and turns. Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon host Läs mer…

#MainCharacter: pandemic brings TikTok self-parody to the fore

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Staring longingly out of a window watching the sunset across the New York skyline, or sitting on a balcony while Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey plays softly in Läs mer…

Why Silicon Valley's most astute critics are all women | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In November 2019, which now seems like an aeon ago, I wrote about an interesting correlation I had stumbled across. It was that the authors of the most insightful Läs mer…

Just who is Maria Butina? – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Spy AffairAnother characteristically slick, ripped-from-the-headlines series from market leaders Wondery introduces us to Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who – as one does – fell Läs mer…

UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK’s competition regulator is launching an in-depth investigation of Facebook’s $400m (£290m) acquisition of the gif creation website Giphy over fears that it could lead to a squeeze Läs mer…

Bottega Veneta ditches Instagram to set up 'digital journal'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bottega Veneta has been the hottest fashion house on social media since the British designer Daniel Lee arrived at the Milanese label less than three years ago. The model Läs mer…

Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Here’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we unduly credulous about the capabilities of the technology as extolled by the Läs mer…

Good, clean fun with Mrs Hinch – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week All the Best (and Worst) With Mr and Mrs Hinch Instagram’s leading cleaning guru Sophie Hinchliffe has become a vinegar-touting sensation with four million followers. Läs mer…

Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche Läs mer…

Warmth and wisdom from queer trailblazers – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Call Me MotherShon Faye’s new podcast rails against the patronising image that reaching your 60s and 70s involves sitting under a blanket and knitting, by Läs mer…