The End of Political Advertising on Social Media?

Twitter has announced to block all political advertising with November. Although it is still unclear how this is implemented in practice and what qualifies as a political advertising, one thing is clear: the times when  political parties have simply bought advertising on social media sites are probably over. This also because of Cambridge Analytica, that […]

Google has reached “Quantum Supremacy”

Google has now officially made its proof of the so-called Quantum Supremacy public by publishing an article in Nature. According to Sundar Pichai on the company’s blog “We’ve shown that our newest quantum processor Sycamore with 53 qubits can perform a calculation within seconds that would take thousands of years even for the strongest supercomputers […]

How to be a slower and more thoughtful news consumer |

Digital minimalist Cal Newport advocates a moderated information  consumption. Are you ready to join the attention resistance? It’s core principle is to embrace the concept of slow. It’s the right response to become more mindful in an age in which the digital attention economy is shoveling more and more clickbait toward us. Crucial to a […]

Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They’re Multiplying Fast | WIRED

Two years ago, software was realeased that montaged faces of Hollywood actresses into pornographic video clips. This is now known as deepfakes and the technology has found a wide audience. While some of the manipulated videos are fun and mostly harmless like the picture above, a report by Deeptrace found 96% of deepfakes are pornographic. […]

Q’​News – Next Generation Newsletter

In recent years mobile newsletter services have become popular on messenger platforms. There are numerous service providers offering newsletter services on messenger platforms such as WhatsApp. The high opening rate of messages – compared to email newsletters – makes this type of newsletter attractive to businesses. However, these services depend on the messenger platform. As […]

We Are All Confident Idiots – Pacific Standard

Incompetent people cannot recognize just how incompetent are. In order to realize how incompetent they are, they must have expertise in the area they simply lack. It’s like a blind spot: they don’t know what they don’t know. This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Read more here  

Why buy the pig in a poke (or the cat in the bag)?

What pig? What poke? The proverbial pig in the poke (or cat in the bag) is the email newsletter and the purchase is the registration. Email newsletters are not a very exciting topic and yet important for many businesses to provide customers with information. Why? Newsletters are a great tool for businesses: you write an email […]