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Kevin Marks

“the novelty and connection Facebook offered in its early days is gone. In its place is that constant feeling that it’s 3am in a Reno, Nevada casino when we’d like to stop playing the slot machines, but can’t quite do it.” -@ginab https://medium.com/@ginab/dont-just-deletefacebook-let-s-build-something-better-6bf5caad6965

Kevin Marks

“As danah points out, though, the vulnerable people are banding together and speaking out loudly — with the support of a lot of privileged people as well. ”
http://www.talesfromthe.net/jon/?p=2948

Kevin Marks

@bphogan Ryan and I are posting on our own sites and sending copies to the ephemeral twitter. You could be too, you have the space for it https://bphogan.com/ join the

Kevin Marks

“there are two kinds of companies, those that feed on customer ignorance compared to those who prosper via customer savvy . I think it is obvious to all, at least now, that Facebook needs customer ignorance to survive.” https://www.easydns.com/blog/2018/03/26/should-you-delete-your-facebook-page/

Kevin Marks

“the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter… are: The Spew.
It is like a global garbage pile of digital flotsam and jetsam, over which peasants scurry around and scour, looking for some morsel here, a crumb there, which can be monetized.” https://www.easydns.com/blog/2018/03/26/should-you-delete-your-facebook-page/

Kevin Marks

How machine learning is likely to discriminate against minorities statistically from @acolyer “a classifier will most likely use complicated combinations of multiple categories and any rare combinations will have very few observations.” https://blog.acolyer.org/2017/01/31/european-union-regulations-on-algorithmic-decision-making-and-a-...

Kevin Marks

https://irlpodcast.org/episode13/ @veronica finds people who escaped their filter bubbles by going online

Kevin Marks

10 years ago: http://epeus.blogspot.co.uk/2008/06/how-not-to-be-viral.html “At the Facebook developer Garage last week, I heard a developer say: when I hear 'viral' applied to software I replace it with 'cancerous' to clarify.”
Sadly, that developer left Facebook.

Kevin Marks

Which horrible affliction is Facebook? Ben explains the pathology of modelling social networks on infectious diseases: https://words.werd.io/personality-tests-and-the-downfall-of-democracy-9a4fe2e835e5

Kevin Marks

Given the Facebook data breach you may be wondering which apps have access to your data from social network silos? Can't find where the administrator links are buried? has the links for you https://indieweb.org/appaccess