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>Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

businessinsider.com/facebook-k

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help curl: the user survey 2020 daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/05/18 - please run over and fill in your views. We need them! It'll only take you a few minutes.

Really liked this data-focused report about how to reduce your personal carbon footprint. (Haven't fact-checked it myself, but it feels consistent with other things I've read.) founderspledge.com/stories/cli

Just fixed my transit alert bot, @ChicagoCTA. It turns out that I don't understand cron.

"We hear 'Google gives you advertisements that fit your preferences,' or 'we offer Waze users the best path.' Part of the effect of this is to suggest that these firms are in the process of doing some neutral or beneficent resource allocation, contributing to social welfare, when what they’re doing is profit calculation, with significant negative externalities."

phenomenalworld.org/digital-et

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A new report from @FinancialTimes says "When you visit WebMD & enter your stuffy nose & sore throat into its 'symptom finder,' & then get a diagnosis (it's lupus!), [ad platforms including] Facebook, thanks to a data-sharing agreement, know about it." mashable.com/article/google-fa

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.