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The current notion of personalization is fairly shallow. Users can customize the kind of content they receive via Google Alerts and blog or website subscriptions, but not in the way an underlying infrastructure handles it. For comparison, this is lik...

Before Facebook, there was Echo. Stacy Horn thought of it back in 1988. Back then, there were no VCs throwing money at dotcoms, because the Web as we know it didn’t exist. You could use it to chat in real-time, send emails to friends, and debat...

I’m writing this because I’ve had enough of the mindf***ing algorithms that every single social media service employs these days, in varying flavors. What do I mean? Well, have you indicated your preference for something on Facebook? Are...

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it's more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sharing a single thing at any given time, encouragin...

Facebook and other platforms are still struggling to combat the spread of misleading or deceptive “news” items promoted on social networks. Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s slow corporate response have drawn atten...

While Facebook is, by far, the dominant “social” networking site, it’s rarely used for professional networking. Instead, people go to places like Microsoft’s LinkedIn when it comes time to look for a job or just put their resumés out there.

When you come up with a sweet new name for a site (or just yourself online), it sucks when you find out that it’s been taken on some sites. NameCheckr searches dozens of sites at once to see if your name is free.Read more...