The End of WhatsApp Newsletters

WhatsApp pulls the plug for the commercial use of WhatsApp newsletters. This comes as a surprise to many. Until now Facebook has tolerated WhatsApp newsletters if they followed certain rules and were sent through certified partners. However, after the Facebook announcement at Google News Spirit this won’t be the case anymore. Starting December 7th 2019, […]

How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem – The Verge

After the neo nazi network Gab migrated to Mastodon, the alternative social media network tries to deal with internet’s Nazi problem head-on. The distributed nature of the network (federation) makes it almost impossible to respond with a single strategy. Instead, individual instances as the nodes of the network are called, have taken  different measures. For example. […]

Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us? | The New Yorker

Cal Newport on Indie alternatives to existing social media platforms: At the end of my TEDx talk, I note that people often ask me what life is like without social media. By way of an answer, I project a photograph of a bench overlooking a quiet pastoral landscape. As a technology enthusiast, I’m a believer […]

In the Spotlight

We are very honored to be put into the spotlight in the latest issue of the ITEA magazine. Leading the ITEA project SOLOMON, which ITEA Vice-chairman Philippe Letellier calls a small but very innovative and dedicated project [covering] many sides of this [E-commerce] revolution. we are inventing new paths to create a coherent online/offline experience […]

Should you use WhatsApp in an Organisation?

The answer is: No. And here’s why WhatsApp should not be used in an organisation. WhatsApp belongs to Facebook and is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield. This makes it legally possible to transfer data to the US government, even if your are not a US citizen. WhatsApp asks for permission to upload all contact […]

Creating Trust in Your AI System

Seemingly not a day goes by without a major brand claiming that they have included AI into their existing services to optimize their customer experience. Of course, one of the reasons for businesses is simply to cut costs by automating people away, but that’s a story for another article. Today, we focus on the issues […]

Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions – The Verge

This disturbing article describes how Facebook content moderators work in extremely poor working conditions. The article focuses on Facebook’s content moderation site in Tampa FL run by Cognizant. Here are the key findings from the article: Run by services firm Cognizant, Facebook’s content moderation site in Tampa, FL, is its lowest-performing site in North America. […]