I went to bed early last night, thinking that would counteract the lost hour from the clocks going forward here in the UK. Didn’t work, I woke up groggy, ended up sleeping for another few hours. My body clock wasn’t fooled, it seems.Continue reading
What If Google And Facebook Admitted That All This Ad Targeting Really Doesn’t Work That Well? The little secret behind all of this that very few people want to admit is that, in most cases super-targeted ads are crap. They don’t perform well. That’s because even if you’re putting the ad in front of the …Continue reading "From the super-badly-targeted dept."
What Facebook Is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News Long interview with Brooke Binkowski (formerly at Snopes, not at TruthOrFiction). She doesn’t mince her words.Continue reading
Happy Email Debt Forgiveness Day!Continue reading
Google launches AMP support on Gmail for interactive emails AMP is a solution in search of a problem to solve. We have the means to make web pages faster and less bloated, just the will is lacking. And email needs less tracking, not more.Continue reading
I think I know now why Theresa May is still trying to get her Brexit Withdrawal Deal accepted. It’ll hamstring Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to deliver on his manifesto pledge to renationalise public utilities like the NHS. They know Labour will be in government sooner rather than later. So the Tories hope to lumber Corbyn with …Continue reading "Early Morning Political Thoughts"
The Filter Bubble is Actually a Decision Bubble – Baekdal Plus An illuminating – and depressing – read.Continue reading
A Map of the Internet from May 1973 The network was so small in the early days that those circles and squares on the 1973 map represent individual computers and routers, not universities or cities.Continue reading
Why bother with What Three Words? Terence Eden explains the issues. Not open. Not a standard. The location might not be as stationary as you think. And more.Continue reading
Phil Salvador reviews the 1988 computer game Charlie Chaplin. Or is it a bleak take on the silent movie era?Continue reading