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Cyberculture agenda: “How states manipulate social networks…

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2016 at 16:23

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If you’re a user of a major social network, chances are you’ve been friended, followed or mentioned by a suspicious-looking account at some point. They probably tried to sell you something or get you to click a link, and you were probably able to spot the fake and avoid the trap. It’s not tough to avoid eggs on Twitter spitting out nonsense or bikini-clad strangers who add you out of the blue on Facebook.

 

User Experience is not a subset of CX

User experience isn’t just about user interface design (though many conflate the two). Rather, the field is a convergence of art and science, including design, ergonomics and human factors engineering, the social sciences, and more. As a domain, UX has matured rapidly. Undergraduates now can study in cross-disciplinary programs that didn’t exist 10 years ago, […]

The paradox at the heart of the Snowden revelations

If proper oversight is not developed, Snowden’s legacy will have served only to reinforce one thing: the intrusiveness of global surveillance.

NSA, Fort Meade. Public Domain/Trevor Paglen.NSA, Fort Meade. Public Domain/Trevor Paglen.The Snowden disclosures of 2013 – through the sheer scale of the documents leaked to investigative journalists, and the precision of the data residing within the documents themselves – have partly changed the rules of the game for the signals intelligence (SIGINT) services working in western democracies. But they have also had paradoxical effects.

FB_colonialism

Quote from Deepika Bahri, an English professor at Emory University who focuses on postcolonial studies, in a terrific article about Facebook’s failed campaign to have Free Basics accepted in India.

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