communication

It’s about to get harder to trick people with political ads on Facebook

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on It’s about to get harder to trick people with political ads on Facebook
In the hope of avoiding future foreign meddling in elections, as was seen in 2016 US presidential campaign, Facebook announced today (April 6) some of its most significant efforts to date to boost transparency in political advertising. The moves come before CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US lawmakers next week over a different scandal. In Read More

Inside IBM Design: The era of fetishizing the process of design is finally ending

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Inside IBM Design: The era of fetishizing the process of design is finally ending
Can you teach an old company new tricks? IBM’s metamorphosis into the world’s largest design-oriented company hasn’t been easy. The Loop, a new documentary produced by digital design company InVision, gives an illuminating peek into how the 109-year old company is convincing staff that embracing a design mentality is the key to its survival. Instead Read More

A lesson in how to respond graciously in the face of outrageous provocation

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A lesson in how to respond graciously in the face of outrageous provocation
It takes a special kind of cool to shrug off insults in an email and respond politely. It takes even more sangfroid when the insults are racially tinged and reference your family. Yet that’s exactly how Richard Buery, a New York City deputy mayor, handled emails from Dan Loeb, a billionaire hedge fund manager and Read More

It’s better to understand something than to know it

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on It’s better to understand something than to know it
“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture. Without knowledge, understanding is impossible. But having knowledge Read More

Canada’s broadcast watchdog says d’accord to the ‘f-word’

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Canada’s broadcast watchdog says d’accord to the ‘f-word’
Bonjour, and welcome to the brave new age of radio. The word “fuck” is now officially allowed on Canadian airwaves, during the day, with some notable limitations. Namely, the programming must be in French. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council decided on Nov. 7 that “the English f-word does not have the same offensive connotation in Read More

Facebook’s latest “horrible idea” is asking users to upload nudes to prevent revenge porn

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Facebook’s latest “horrible idea” is asking users to upload nudes to prevent revenge porn
Out of all the major tech companies, surveys show that users trust Facebook the least, so it should come as no surprise that its newest controversial idea was met with the simple reaction: “nope.” In a test, the company is asking users to upload their nude photos, in order to prevent future “revenge porn” against Read More