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Category Archive for 'internet'
Great though the idea of legal music streaming is, the implementation still leaves a bit to be desired. After six or seven years as a Napster customer I ended up leaving the (increasingly unloved and dated) service when they messed up my monthly payments for the second time. Onto Spotify, about which a few things [...]
Everyone I’ve spoken to hates Facebook’s ‘frictionless sharing’ thing. You know, the thing that shows you every single article your friends are reading on supported sites. On the occasions when the story sounds interesting, you click the link and get asked to install a social reader, rather than just taken to the story. Install the [...]
Advertisers want to know if you’re human or machine, while turning you into the latter
Verb: The practice of adding as many hashtags to a tweet as possible. Possibly more.
I didn’t used to get worried about privacy on social media sites. I don’t tell them much about me, so they don’t have a lot to reveal/sell/give to third-party developers or whatever. But they’re getting weirder. I’ve never, for example, told Facebook where I live, although it obviously knew when I joined the city’s group. [...]
I’m not into games on Facebook, so I generally don’t care which ones my friends are playing. Happily there used to be an option to hide all the updates from a given application, by clicking the cross in the top right and selecting ‘hide all updates from…’ Lately this has disappeared, which is bad news [...]
Aren’t companies great? Every now and then, when shopping online, no matter how fastidiously you tell them you don’t want to hear from them, they decide that you do. I love getting these emails. They almost invariably contain a codicil explaining that you’re receiving the email because you signed up to receive it. Almost invariably [...]
This is great; an error message from Google (in US English) telling me it couldn’t provide content in my language (UK English). I’ve whinged about regional settings before, but it turns out I’m bilingual. Who knew?