This roundup is a normal one. Nothing exciting. Pretty mediocre.Continue reading “The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (October 8th, 2021)”
Welcome to your final summer roundup. Can you believe that autumn is nigh? I have a weird personal relationship with fall. It has historically been one of my least favorite seasons, but, that’s changed in recent years. Could I express why in words? Not really. But don’t you worry, let the pumpkin spice flow!Continue reading “The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (September 17th, 2021)”
If you would have told me in 2005 that GIFs would be huge, I would have laughed at you. Absolutely absurd. GIFs were the bane of personal websites in the late 90s and early 2000s. But as media has evolved, bandwidth increased, and now we all have mini-computers in our pockets, GIFs have been an indispensable resource in expressing our feelings, referencing pop culture, and generally speaking it’s lightweight portable video now.
Now Facebook is involved which in turn means privacy is at risk. I didn’t think about it at first, but Giphy is the defacto source for GIFs and integration to their Google database of GIFs. Now we all have trackers in any app we use.
Of course Giphy is going to retain its own brand. If they renamed it to “Facebook Tracking Pixels”, usage might drop off. Think about all the messaging apps that don’t offer Facebook integration for security/privacy reasons (not to mention not wanting to have their apps crash on launch when Facebook pushes a buggy update), where Giphy images appear. You know, like Apple’s Messages. Well, now Facebook has tracking pixels in them.John Gruber
Cool. Cool cool cool.
Did anyone think ten years ago, that this is where we’d be as a society? Conspiracy theories have a bigger platform than ever.
We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps
This is the general opinion in the media: Facebook is the new Google. I’m not quite sure if I agree with this. The company is valuated at 14 billion dollars. Do they generate that much revenue? And how is the Facebook of today different than the MySpace of yesteryear, or the Friendster from years ago.
You may now discuss.