Facebook fishing for our email passwords, Roomba is hovering up all the data on our homes, Amazon is listening to our conversations for laughs, Tik-Tok spying on our kids. And that we see so much dirt on the surface makes it likely that under the surface it’s even worse. The solution for all of this: “Ethics”.
I really enjoy the articles by iA. This one is about the “ethics” the tech industry applies and the difference to ethics.
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The last two days I spent at the excellent Beyond Tellerrand conference in Düsseldorf. It was my second time after being in Berlin in 2017. As always I took notes on my phone, so autosuggest may have introduced some errors. Some videos are already up if you want to see the complete talks.
If you can, go to one of those conferences! The speakers are exceptional and it has a very familiar feeling being there. Thanks to Marc Thiele for running this each year!
This week Kara Swisher did an interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Twitter. As it (unsurprisingly) turns out, it was hard to follow this interview.
The 8th edition of the Wherecamp took place in Berlin again. It's my first time at this conference focused on mapping and location. Many interesting talks give an overview on current trends and topics. Here are my notes and highlights.
Sarah Jeong writes on The Verge that she got a Tamagotchi recently and realized that all the meaningless beeping and button pushing reminds her of our smartphone usage today. We got trained into responding and taking care of each notification.
Cryptocurrencies are a real hype right now. Everyone jumps on board, hoping to make some money. I tested it out, too, to understand it a bit more. But it doesn’t feel right — so I sold my few coins and quit.
Here are my doubts and reasons for feeling uncomfortable with those currencies.
The last two days I spend in Berlin at the fantastic Beyond Tellerrand conference. The talks and people there are great, you should definitely go to one of those events. I took some notes during the talks on my phone. Autosuggest errors may be included. Check out the recorded talks in case you want the full experience.
In a recent update Mapbox added extended functionality to create 3D data visualizations on a map. Besides the classic fill, line and so on data layers, there is now…
The Fucking Open Web is a post by Eran Hammer about the complexity and unpredictability of the web in contrast to native applications. And as much as I love the web for it’s openness, I totally have to agree.
In the early days of the internet it was pretty simple — publish a site and it was done. With social media user generated content became the norm and the amount of data exploded. In the opinion of the big social networks it apparently is too much for the majority of users to handle.