Peaking into Facebook’s algorithmic black box

February 04 Comments Off on Peaking into Facebook’s algorithmic black box Category: Feed, HackText, Journalism

If you came to this post from my Facebook you’ve been participating in a little not-so-scientific experiment on my behalf. For most of the month of January almost all of my Facebook shares have passed through a new site I set up with WordPress and PressForward. On Chronoto.pe I archive a copy of everything I’ve read […]

“Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a…”

October 27 Comments Off on “Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

Carriers resist becoming “dumb pipes” because there’s no money in it. A pipe is a faceless commodity, valued only by reliability and speed. In such a market, margins sink to zero or below zero, and it becomes a horrible business to be in.

“Dumb pipes” are exactly what users want. They want the carriers to provide fast, reliable, cheap mobile data connectivity. Then, they want to get their apps, services and social products from, you know, the Internet.

Why Google wants to replace Gmail.

“But in the case of both Apple and Google, their uses of Helvetica Neue are so prominent that they’re…”

June 13 Comments Off on “But in the case of both Apple and Google, their uses of Helvetica Neue are so prominent that they’re…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

“But in the case of both Apple and Google, their uses of Helvetica Neue are so prominent that they’re almost indiscriminate, and as a result both of these efforts skirt that thin line between aspiration and desperation. Where many graphic designers would mix in additional typefaces or even just different weights of Helvetica Neue to achieve an optimal reading experience and a balanced aesthetic, both Apple and Google seem overeager to use the thin and ultra light weights wherever they can.”

Khoi Vinh: Subtraction.com: iOS 7 Thins Out (via thisistheverge)

Google releases some specs for Google Glass

April 16 Comments Off on Google releases some specs for Google Glass Category: Feed, Tumblr

iheartchaos:

Are you ready to get your Google Glass on? Today, Google released some physical and tech specs for their wonder of early 21st century technology.
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