Posts on this site in the 'Social Media' taxonomy, ordered by date
A contestant on US TV show Jeopardy suffers the onslaught of a mob of social media posters based on an incorrect conspiracy theory.
Another look at Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and how all and sundry are waking up in the morning and deciding things are worth money.
Jack Dorsey is selling a tweet for $millions and I cannot fathom why anyone would pay such money for something so ephemeral.
An argument to replace the current corporate social media silos with an independent, distributed alternative.
Facebook refuses to play ball with new Australian regulations. Instead of paying news corporations to link to them, Facebook bans Australians from seeing any news.
Facebook has taken out full-page advertisements in a number of US newspapers to complain about Apple's upcoming privacy change.
Federal regulators and prosecutors from 45 states want to break up Facebook and undo its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.
Tim Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have been feuding for some time now. This article summarises that feud.
A new rule by Ireland's Data Protection Commission upsets Facebook enough for them to threaten to withdraw their services from the EU.
Facebook says it might be pointless to try and track advert performance when Apple's iOS 14 starts asking users for permission to do so.
My own opinions about Trump's recent spat with Twitter and Facebook's subsequent lack of action.
Zuckerberg says Facebook will prevent electoral interference but is less like to prevent coronavirus misinformation.
The support offered by big companies is often terrible and that's particularly true for big tech.
A post on Dave Winer's Scripting News site demonstrates why posting a good blog on Facebook is stupid.
It seems we now have cloth nappy 'influencers' and I wonder if the world has reached a new level of crazy.
Mark Zuckerberg appears to have had a change of heart and now wants a privacy-focussed Facebook, according to an article on the BBC.
Facebook plans a fan subscription model to compete with Patreon. TechCrunch pick holes in it and ask whether Facebook can be trusted with creators' content.
Colin Devroe warms of the dangers of using big tech silos for your services, specifically in relation to Verizon in this case.
An article on the Huffington Post looks at how some of their staff handle an evening’s TV without a phone. The results concern me.
Medium deprecates custom domain support, which is just another way to maintain control of your content in my opinion.
In their attempt to deal with fake news, Facebook has introduced a 'trustworthiness' score. This score has its critics though.
An interesting article by Alexandra Jones on the BBC about 'Instagram face'. I'm more interested in how this reflects on society in general, if indeed it does at all.
MacStories reports the Twitter API changes due today and some of the effects those changes are having on third-party apps.
What expectations should you have when it comes to influencing a privately-owned website's content? None at all, I argue.
Why you should maintain control of your creative content on the internet via your own website and the blueprint provided by IndieWeb.
An article by the BBC about the prevalence of fake news. Some MPs are calling for greater regulation to combat this, particularly online.
After a short foray into Twitter, I produce my recommendations about how to survive social media. Avoid the politics, essentially.
A New York Times article shows that Facebook has been largely unaffected by the privacy scandal in terms of its profits and revenues.
A look at how social media has lessened the need for things like site identity and a home page. But is it wise to make social media your only 'home' on the internet?
An article from the BBC about how Facebook is trying to dodge new EU privacy regulations.
An article from Wired about Mark Zuckerberg's approach to privacy on Facebook over the years.