Here is the weekly list with a selection of significant news, insightful information bits and interesting analyses from the Internet and Technology sector as well as related industries. Published every Thursday.
- Why the Tech Elite Is Getting Behind Universal Basic Income
With tech pundits supporting the idea of a universal basic income, this idea could get lots of more traction and attention.
- The internet is so damn unpleasant. Do we need fewer humans and more bots? Groundbreaking idea: Let bots instead of humans take care of those unpleasant, heated, hateful online discussions.
- Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it
Totally new questions for a totally new time. Important questions.
- How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance
It’s insane how close Britain comes to a surveillance society. Unfortunately, other countries are following.
- Ai Weiwei is Living in Our Future
Another piece explaining how much our (digital) life is already being tracked, monitored and controlled – and we ourselves with our enthusiasm for apps and gadgets accelerate this process even more.
- Tech billionaires have a lot in common with previous capitalist titans
Pretty interesting and enlightening comparison.
- Algorithm fatigue: What Evernote’s news-recommending product can tell us about privacy
Evernote’s new context feature sounds like a nice little convenient helper for doing research – but users feel it invades their privacy.
- Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
The cinema industry cannot escape the changes in media consumption behavior.
- Lean journalism: 10 lessons from an online-only publication
Lean journalism can be a curse or a blessing, depending on what one makes of it.
- A Teenager’s View on Social Media
As the headline says: This is a personal account, not representative. Still, there are some interesting points of views mentioned here.
- $30 smartphones are here—and they’re getting better every day
Remember the “one laptop per child” initiative? Soon we’ll have one smartphone per human being, thanks to radically dropping prices.
- Why harder onboarding can lead to better users
For all those folks who run a web company or develop apps, here is an inspiring thought (probably it’s nothing new to many, but I post it anyway): Making onboarding a bit harder than it could be might pay off.