Episode 319 - August 15, 2020
- Precision Snail Mail
- Recommendation Power
- Limited Twitter Replies
- Scribd Acquires SlideShare
- Baby Nut Grows Up
- Shady Apple News+
- Recommendation Engine Tactics
MOFLIN is an adorable, fuzzy, AI robotic pet that behaves like a real pet, without the allergic reactions.
Weather-Triggered Direct Mail
One day after an intense hailstorm, David received two pieces of direct mail from a roofing repair company and from Anderson Windows for a discount on window replacement.
Twitter Fixes Reply Guy Problem
You can now limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets, which Twitter says is helping reduce harassment.
Baby Nut Grows Up
Shady Apple News+
For 15 months, until Nov 2019, TikTok was skirting Google privacy controls by using an extra layer of encryption to collect unique identifiers from millions of Android mobile devices. The data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out.
Vacation Simulating Machine
The Wikipedia War Over Kamala Harris’ Race
Within minutes after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate at 4:14pm, an ugly editing war began on Wikipedia and misinformation was indexed by Google.