Presentation slide-deck: speakerdeck.com/adactio/taking-back-the-web
A new and interesting research report has been published by Chelsea Barabas, Neha Narula, Ethan Zuckerman, in a group effort between The Center for Civic Media & The Digital Currency Initiative @ MIT Media Lab. The title is Defending Internet Freedom through Decentralization: Back to the Future?
I am seeing a strong trend occurring, with people publishing several articles with their concerns and findings about Facebook and its shady practices.
I believe it is an important trend to watch. In this post I’ll make an effort to compile some of these articles (and I’ll continue to update it). (more…)
I’ve always been fascinated by the evolution of the web and the impact that mobile devices had on its development. Although we had amazing innovations on the way we browse, search, consume content, find locations and share content, there is one area that can still benefit from innovation, opportunities and technical improvements — and that is messaging apps.
Don’t get me wrong, I know we had significant advancements in the way we communicate via text, audio and more importantly video over the years. However, there is one huge leader in this space that we really need to talk about: WhatsApp. (more…)
I have been thinking a lot about the way the internet works now, primarily with social networks and advertising.
There is a tremendous amount of articles, videos and discussions on these topics, so this post will first start with a (constantly updated) list of resources I recommend reading and watching. Eventually I’ll expand on each of these topics into separate posts (and I’ll update this post with more links). (more…)
I’ve been thinking about Aaron Swartz a lot lately. I believe everyone that works with the Internet and the web should watch the documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz”. (more…)