social networks

Social Networks Should Design Their Platforms With More Gratitude In Mind

Social Networks Should Design Their Platforms With More Gratitude In Mind

The role social networks play in affording a space for hateful and violent content has been put on disturbing display in recent times as these diatribes are directly connected to unimaginable acts of inhumanity. It’s hard not to see the throughline from these online forums to real-world atrocities. But researchers…

Google Can’t Quit Trying To Make New Social Networks

Google Can’t Quit Trying To Make New Social Networks

Google has never made a successful social network, but you have to give the company some credit for never giving up. After the shutdown of platforms like Orkut, Google Buzz, and Google+ (and the shuttering of messaging services like Allo and Google Wave) it appears that Google is testing out…

OK Facebook, You Win, I’m Done

OK Facebook, You Win, I’m Done

Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had…