Category: Opinion

February 13, 2019

Should Big Tech Own Our Personal Data?

Opinion: Personal data is increasingly a core part of our personhood. Which is why the “service for data” model is a devil’s bargain.

by Steven Hill in Business
February 12, 2019

The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Opinion: Humans train the machine-learning and AI systems at Facebook, Google, and Twitter to filter out bias. The problem: they don’t know what they’re looking for.

by Yael Eisenstat in Business
February 7, 2019

Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed

If you can’t beat or join them… force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the company announced today. Instagram says that it will now add one-minute IGTV previews to the...

by Sarah Perez in Apps
February 7, 2019

It’s Not too Late for Social Media to Regulate Itself

Opinion: A self-regulatory organization for search and social media—like the financial industry’s FINRA—would protect the public interest without enacting overly blunt laws that discourage innovation.

by David Siegel in Business
January 30, 2019

Media’s Fatal Flaw: Ignoring the Mistakes of Newspapers

Opinion: The most promising news innovations of the past decade have been built on audience engagement and community needs.

by Jeremy Littau in Business
January 4, 2019

Blockchain Can Wrest the Internet From Corporations’ Grasp

Opinion: It’s time to restore the open source, community-led ethos of the original internet—with crypto.

by Chris Dixon in Business
December 24, 2018

My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more

‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not Apple or Pinterest! On Facebook! On Snapchat! On Lyft or on Insta! . . . From the sidelines...

by Josh Constine in 2018 Year in Review