“We found that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm does not lead the vast majority of users down extremist rabbit holes, although it does push users into increasingly narrow ideological ranges of content in what we might call evidence of a (very) mild ideological echo chamber”
“Push slightly to the right.”
So the effect is small and it need reproducibility to be assessed correctly. Plus it all depends on the way they defined “right” wing content, which the news article take for granted.
Ho yes. My phone is almost 9 year old. But I feel it significantly more than my laptop. The only reason it’s usable is because I don’t have google services and the only resource heavy app I run are two messaging apps. (5 years ago google maps was already struggling)
I wonder the difference in environmental impact between a 300€ laptop and a 2500€ one. Btw, the only time I’ve worked with a graphic designer, she had a 9yo thinkpad and was running open source software.
Professional work don’t necessarily means having the new shiny gadget. Computer have been used for creative works in all fields since decades.
Smartphones are also fashion goods, so there are indeed other logics at play.
Imo the issues with smartphones are their limited reparability and general fragility. Also if your phone is not supported by a custom os you’re quickly stuck update wise.
The article doesn’t discuss what a perspective such as “the survival of the fittest” implies and mostly validate it.
Moreover some point are a bit weak the academic says sth like “there are more asthma in western societies, I think those are people with weak immune system” . first he’s has no empirical evidence second asthma is highly correlated with pollution I don’t think it’s an interresting indicator.
Is this reducing the quality of the entire human race’s gene pool? Due to medical science, the strongest are no longer the only ones to survive today
Wow, that question check a few fascist boxes.
Not saying it shouldn’t get asked. But at least the answer should tackles than dimension.
What you wrote is simply wrong.
Signal encrypt metadata to the best of their capacity. On the contrary matrix, xmpp, telegram, WhatsApp don’t (unless sth changed since last year)
For example on my matrix server I could read the IP, username and time of each message.
Element had a lot of issue last time i’ve tested it: push notification issue, convulated ui, e2e encryption disabled by default, slow server.
I had my own server for a while for my SO and I and we often missed each other messages plus the client was draining my phone battery.
I love the briding capacity of matrix, I woulf like to spend an evening setting that up in order to aggregate all those messaging apps but I’m afraid it’s not worth it.
What a shit way to live indeed.
Remind me when France forced protonmail to disclose IP addresses of climate activist (I think high school students).
Those governements are literally fighting for climate change, neoliberalism must be protected at all cost…
Such surveillance law were never passed to save the children or prevent terrorism.
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