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Jon Christian / Slate:
Ancestry.com's data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users   —  Deleting the Family Tree  —  When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
Apr 26, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
A look at Twitter's homepage redesign, arriving in a few days, which caters to logged out visitors by organizing top tweets by category   —  Twitter for the Masses  —  For non-tweeters, the social network can feel clubby and confusing.  Can its new home page change that?  —  Twitter.com is a barren wasteland.
Apr 14, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Dan Gillmor / Slate:
Neither of the Steve Jobs biographies gives enough attention to uglier episodes like the anti-poaching conspiracy, and attacks on journalism   —  The Cult of Steve  —  Why Apple insiders are so worked up over two admiring Steve Jobs biographies.  —  Someday, someone will write the definitive book …
Mar 31, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Slate:
Lack of notifications on password changes and slow customer service put Venmo users at risk for fraud   —  Venmo Money, Venmo Problems  —  Two twentysomethings hop out of a cab.  They get dinner.  They grab drinks at a bar.  Neither stops to worry about splitting the tab.  “Just Venmo me,” one says.
Feb 26, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Slate:
Uber takes “disciplinary actions” against New York GM Josh Mohrer, accused of tracking a journalist's location without consent   —  Uber Takes “Disciplinary Actions” Against Its Top New York Manager Over Privacy Violations  —  Uber said Friday that it has concluded an investigation …
Nov 28, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Interview with ex-Facebook employee Susan Johnson, founder of new Q&A site Women.com   —  What If Men Weren't Allowed on Facebook?  —  The Internet is an egalitarian wonderland where women are free to voice their opinions, dodge rape GIFs, meet new people, field rape threats …
Sep 3, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook's privacy pivot: Mark Zuckerberg's plan to win back trust   —  Why Mark Zuckerberg is trying to win back users' trust.  —  Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn't believe in privacy?  When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”?  When Facebook employees wouldn't even use the word …
Jul 27, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
eBay study saw no overall benefit from company's search ads, suggests smaller brands can benefit more   —  We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work  —  The Internet has given us an ocean of data.  Turns out, most of it is pretty useless.  —  In the summer of 2003, Viacom executive Mel Karmazin managed …
Jun 23, 2014, 1:00 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
The Norwegian Military Wants to Use Oculus Rift to Navigate Tanks   —  Parallel parking is really difficult.  If you practice enough, you can get to a good place with it, but even the most expert parkers can cut too early or too late sometimes.  But when you're driving a military tank …
May 6, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter isn't dying: active users and timeline views don't capture the platform's vast reach   —  Twitter Is Not Dying  —  Well, that's it folks: Twitter is dead.  It had a good flight.  A short flight, but a noisy one.  Sadly, it is now headed the way of Flappy Bird.
May 3, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context

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