27th January 2017
Interesting news, articles and opinions that Doteveryone staff have discovered this week. Reading for everyone.
The Rise of Robots Will Make the Tech Gender Gap Even Worse
High-powered women were everywhere at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. What echoed through the halls of the main Congress Centre and after-hours events, though, was the sobering truth that the tenuous gains women have made in the world economy are at risk.
What Theresa May's Brexit plans could mean for you, your data and your privacy
The UK’s data protection watchdog has three years to convince the government to adopt and enact the EU laws it is set to break away from.
Should we worry about filter bubbles?
We synthesise empirical research on the extent and effects of self-selected personalisation, where people actively choose which content they receive, and pre-selected personalisation, where algorithms personalise content for users without any deliberate user choice.
A leaked report shows how much money publishers make from platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat
Publishers are receiving far less money than might have been expected from placing their content on the third-party distribution platforms.
What The 'Rogue' EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social
Rewind the clock 50 years ago and such campaigns would have been nearly unimaginable, yet today all it would take is a few employees to generate a massive online campaign that could quickly generate hundreds of thousands of followers and widespread press coverage.
Airbnb-style childcare service Koru Kids could be the solution for London's working parents
Rachel Carrell is reeling off the stories that encouraged her to launch her nanny-sharing website, Koru Kids. “I have friends who say they want another baby but feel they can’t afford to because of the cost of childcare”.
On Progress and Historical Change
Is progress inevitable? Is it natural? Is it fragile? Is it possible? Is it a problematic concept in the first place? Many people are reexamining these kinds of questions as 2016 drew to a close.
How 550 Facebook Users Spread Britain First Content To Hundreds Of Thousands Of People
The Facebook profiles seem entirely ordinary. Scattered across towns in England, Wales, and Scotland – as well as Spain, Australia, and the US – they share photos of their grandchildren, missing children warnings, sad tales of animal abuse, and cute memes about hugs.
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