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Bots run rampant on social media, and most people can’t tell the difference
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Comment: Bots run rampant on social media, and most people can’t tell the difference – Study Finds

Scientists from Copenhagen Business School conducted an experiment in which 375 participants were asked to differentiate between real and fake social media profiles. The fake accounts were created and maintained by some of the latest AI technology. The ensuing results were eye-opening. Subjects largely could not tell the difference between artificially generated fake Twitter accounts…

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12ft | It’s time to take back control of what we read on the internet – The Atlantic

Introducing a quarter-century-old technology as if it were novel might seem a little strange. But despite the syndication format’s cult following, most internet users have never heard of it. That’s unfortunate, because RSS provides everyday internet users with an easy way to organize all of their online-content consumption—news media, blogs, YouTube channels, even search results…

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SEO vs. HIO – Search Engine Optimization vs. Human Interaction Optimization or How to Help Me List You

[sc name="voicefemlower" ][/sc] This is a guide for webmasters for how to help people like me, who curate links, to list your site well. The basics are somewhat similar to SEO, but there are a few differences. Who We Are We are the people who have topic based blogs and websites about a particular field…

Building A Preferred Future - a person with long, mildly wavy, ash blonde hair in a horizontal thin striped shirt, looking across a field into a futuristic cityscape
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Building A Preferred Future. It’s about much more than leaving… | by Stephen P. Anderson | Feb, 2023 | Medium

Building A Preferred Future – Stephen P. Anderson – Medium by an author (Medium)

Yeah, yeah, I know — please keep reading. It’s deeper than all that. This is something I’ve been thinking about long before the recent swirl and chaos…

My use of Twitter for the past several years has been a cautious and guarded one. Various events seeded some scary thoughts in my mind: What if Twitter was gone tomorrow? What if I got locked out of my account? What if all my data was deleted? What if I could no longer reach out…

What happens if you search Google for African American authors.
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What’s Wrong With Google? Letting Go of SEO

I’m not going to mince words. Everybody knows what’s wrong with Google now. There’s lots of speculation and also lots of actual information about why and how it happened, and lots of debate about this, but everybody’s clear on the results: Google is no longer a reliable way to find the most relevant content. A…

The Reaction Economy
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William Davies · The Reaction Economy · LRB 2 March 2023

William Davies · The Reaction Economy · LRB 2 March 2023 by William Davies (London Review of Books)

The quest for authentic joy or shock – or best of all, joy and shock at the same time – which drives reaction…

It is an infernal riddle of digital culture that ‘authenticity’ is constantly breeding its opposite: the ‘spontaneous’ event that proves to be no such thing, the ‘surprise’ that turns out to be staged, the emotional outburst that has been practised. TikTok is awash with apparently ‘authentic’ clips of humorous reactions (often based on pranks), the…

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