Mastodon's favorite AI researcher @janellecshane writes about the feral scooters of the future. Great piece Janelle! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/future-scooters-central-park.html
Realistic Sketches in pencil has been a strength which is why I moved to watercolor to grow. But 5 minutes? Oh that's a challenge. Yikes.
5 minutes on the first, 4 on the second.
I remember years ago we used to joke about the algorithm at Netflix. "You don't know me at all," we laughed, but it wasn't terrible. Now, there aren't real recommendations. Instead, it's just Netflix trying to sell its own shit. Watched it already? Rated it already? No matter. Same shit, different day.
Despite the fact that data is worth more than a oil these days, we fail to think about it that way.
Media reports that Google has acquired Fitbit for the hardware, but just think how much health data they just purchased.
Capitalism is like Halloween, but instead you go mansion to mansion for trickle down $ or work.
Which of the peeps on scholar.social are doing a study on ads in podcasts? It's fascinating how it has grown. A half hour sitcom in the 90s probably had 8 minutes of commercials. A 45 min podcast these days has about 6-7 mins. In that comparison, it's not terrible, but how long before we have apps that can see and skip ads?
2019: The Children's Television Workshop moves Sesame Street behind a paywall at HBO. They also earn some money selling Farmer's insurance.
2025: Using children's educational characters in commercials is now the norm. Abby Cadabby becomes the new spokeswoman for the NRA and Cookie Monster changes his name to Juul Monster to promote vaping to kids.
"Instagram now forces people to sign in to view public profiles"
You got quite a deal! I paid too much because I found mine in an antique mall, but all mechanical and I can put any ribbon I want in because it has pretty standard reels.
What is it like to be a man?
This is a fantastic article about the essential falseness or artifice or incongruity of masculinity.
It sounds like people need to introduce their local PBS stations to @peertube
The issues around streaming PBS shows is very complicated because they aren't centralized, but comprised of every local station. https://www.techhive.com/article/3338083/why-live-pbs-streaming-is-taking-so-long-and-how-to-deal-with-it.html
The things @anildash says on this #MentalHealth podcast about ways to improve social networks would be interesting to test in the #fediverse Devs like @dansup and @Gargron are already doing some of it, but Dash has some other insights.
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