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Quitting Facebook, an Open Letter to my Friends

Hey friends, For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you the present of less me in your timeline. This year, I’ll be quitting Facebook, again, deactivating my account and letting it lie dormant and unused until such time as I decide to return to it. This will actually be the second time I’ve quit… Read More

Biases

bubbles

Biases. Preformed opinions. The conditioned response to feel a certain way about a specific stimulus. We all have them. We’ve been training our brains since birth to help us make sense of the world we live in. Many of them are innocuous. Some are not. “I don’t like tuna fish sandwiches.” “I like barbecued hamburgers.”… Read More

Countdown Deals, Marketing and November

M45 - The Pleiades

This week, you might have seenĀ a number of Twitter or Facebook ads show up in your stream for Trajectory Book 1. While I didn’t pick friends directly, it means the ad targeting “sciency, tech-savvy, smart-looking people” found you and included you in the population. There just aren’t that many of you on the planet. The… Read More

Twitter Algorithms

This week’s tempest in a tweetpot is bubbling over because Twitter has announced they’re going to replace the current chronological stream we all know and love with a Facebook-like “algorithm-based timeline”. Naturally, people being people, the standard reaction is “OMG NO! CHANGE WE FEAR IT WTF!!!” followed by a stream of eggplant and hotdog emojis… Read More