Author: wttdotm

Understanding WTF Signal Did With Facebook’s Ad Targeting

Signal made a blog post today highlighting a recent ad campaign of theirs that got taken down by Facebook. The series of ads were theoretically meant to target users at the most granular level to expose the sheer amount of data Facebook collects. I love this concept, I think it’s a great execution on Signal’s […]

~100 Words #6: The Algorithmic Weight of Children

First: parse this. One of my favorite essays about the internet is James Bridle’s piece “Something is wrong on the internet.” In it, he describes how the YouTube algorithm is engineered in such a way that it ends up showing toddler-age children increasingly uncanny and unnerving videos any adult would be offput-to-disturbed to see. I […]