A biblical short story from Adam Roberts.
Archive: November 16th, 2019
An interesting project that will research and document the language used across different design systems to name similar components.
Replying to a tweet from @briankardell
But CSPs are implemented by the site owner, not the end user. In-browser CSPs for users would be wonderful.
This would be a fascinating experiment to run in Firefox nightly! This is in response to that post I wrote about third-party scripts.
Replying to a tweet from @kriesse
Ah, sorry I didn’t get a chance to see you there!
The benchmarks that advertising companies use — intended to measure the number of clicks, sales and downloads that occur after an ad is viewed — are fundamentally misleading. None of these benchmarks distinguish between the selection effect (clicks, purchases and downloads that are happening anyway) and the advertising effect (clicks, purchases and downloads that would not have happened without ads).
It gets worse: the brightest minds of this generation are creating algorithms which only increase the effects of selection.
A terrificly well-written piece on the emperor’s new clothes worn by online advertising. Equal parts economic rigour and Gladwellian anecdata, it’s a joy to read! Kudos to Alana Gillespie for the great translation work (the original article was written in Dutch).
We currently assume that advertising companies always benefit from more data. … But the majority of advertising companies feed their complex algorithms silos full of data even though the practice never delivers the desired result. In the worst case, all that invasion of privacy can even lead to targeting the wrong group of people.
This insight is conspicuously absent from the debate about online privacy. At the moment, we don’t even know whether all this privacy violation works as advertised.
The interaction design of this article is great too—annotations, charts, and more!
Here are the slides from my opening keynote at Beyond Tellarrand on Thursday. They don’t make much sense out of context.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I wasn’t sure if anybody was going to be interested in the deep dive into history that I took for the first 15 or 20 minutes, but lots of people told me that they really enjoyed that part, so that makes me happy.
Replying to a tweet from @triagegirl
Oh, fantastic—thank you!
(It’s fascinating to see how different this kind of response is compared to what I’m hearing from people who happen to work at Google. 😉)