Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD.
As millions of users turned to social media this week to like, stream and follow Harry & Meghan’s nuptials, spare a thought for Mark Zuckerberg – who instead of indulging in memes about Reverend Curry is preparing for trial with the EU Parliament. You can’t knock the guy for trying though, with mass content clean-up operations led by Facebook occurring around the world, aiming to target hate speech, terrorism and illegal content.
Google is also hot in the press this week, releasing a thought-provoking video which gives an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley’s social engineering and an insight into total data collection. Guess.js what? You can also use this cool feature to predict the next page (or pages) a user is likely to visit on Google – improving perceived page load performance and user happiness. Get clicking!
- The EU Parliament President forced to open meeting with Zuckerberg to the public.
- Amazon has stopped buying Google’s product listing ads (PLA)
- The Selfish Ledger: an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering
- Behind Germany’s effort to reduce harmful content on social media
- Be specific and find exactly what you’re looking with search operators for Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Twitter
- Serverless is going to crush Kubernetes. Maybe.
- guess.js uses machine learning and Google Analytics data to model what page users are likely to visit next.
- Net Neutrality: Repealed rules reinstated by Senate vote. But there’s a long difficult road ahead.
- PureCSS Francine, be sure to “view page source” or “inspect” and marvel at the level of craft.
- A search engine that plants trees
- Las Vegas 2020: 18,000-seat venue wrapped inside a 170,000-square-foot LED sphere capable of various haptic feedback
- Scientists put a crocodile in an fMRI machine and played it Bach
- Controlling the narrative: Wikipedia is an establishment psychological operation
- Memes That Kill: The Future of Information Warfare
- How bad engineering choices can damage society
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