Enlarge (credit: Nats Sitticus) Using social media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can connect us to many more people than we would otherwise interact with, which is great. But our choices regarding who we interact with (often amplified by a platform’s algorithms) limit many of our social networks in a way […]
Enlarge / Scientists have long been fascinated with the math and physics of bubbles. (credit: Tim Robberts/Getty Images) A team of mathematicians has devised the most precise recipe yet for blowing perfect bubbles, and it’s not just for fun and frolics. Achieving a better understanding of the dynamics at work could lead to more efficient industrial […]
David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Read More
The silly season continues. Speculators are piling into the cryptocurrency space in the hopes of–sometimes very literally–making money fast. As I write this Ethereum’s value has halved since June but is still 20x since January. Litecoin is up 12x since then. Even Bitcoin has tripled, again. It seems like everyone now has an opinion on, […]
Facebook’s new data center in Nebraska promises jobs beyond tech’s coastal enclaves—and infrastructure no less vital to the US economy than roads and bridges. The post Facebook’s Midwest Move Bursts Tech’s Bicoastal Bubble appeared first on WIRED.
Since Donald Trump’s victory, a handful of engineers have turned to code in hopes of turning the United States purple. The post Coders Think They Can Burst Your Filter Bubble with Tech appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: Rarely will our Facebook comfort zones expose us to opposing views, and as a result we eventually become victims to our own biases. The post Your Filter Bubble is Destroying Democracy appeared first on WIRED.
As a person who has only ever used an Android phone, I never had a clue about my “green bubble” status until someone I was dating brought it up in the middle of a conversation. Read more…
Brand new social media platform Gab will not censor you. So does that make it a free speech utopia, or just troll heaven? The post Gab, the Alt-Right’s Very Own Twitter, Is The Ultimate Filter Bubble appeared first on WIRED.