Digital Things of Interest Overview:

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 24 August 2017, which includes the following fabulous foibles:

  • Shocking news the people will give up their privacy for a slice of pizza;
  • The revelation that Amazon basically owns Seattle;
  • A geeky look at the UX design of the credit card payment form;
  • Facebook adding publisher logos to news links to combat fake news.

#SocialMedia #Facebook #FakeNews #DataPrivacy #Amazon #UX #WebDesign

Digital Things of Interest 24 August 2017:

  • Pizza over Privacy?
    • This contains some fascinating privacy insights from the smarties at Stanford. The nub of it is we all claim to want greater privacy but even when we are presented with options and rational information about levels of privacy, we still choose options based on the order in which they are presented, and not the order of privacy. Even worse, if we are offered pizza in exchange for our friends’ email addresses, the question we ask is “does it have pineapple?” I’m not letting any of my friends order pizza for me in the future.


  • Seattle: Amazon Company Town
    • Firstly, let me get the Frasier mention out of the way. There. Now, this is astounding. Amazon occupies 20% of the premium office space in Seattle and occupies more space than the next 40 office space occupiers combined. Wow. For Seattle’s sake, Amazon had better not go down the gurgler.


  • The Ultimate UX Design of the Credit Card Payment Form
    • I never thought I would be that excited by discussions of UX designs of credit card forms, but strangely, I was. The pesky forms have probably been the biggest hold up to the adoption of mobile internet transactions. There are any number of times I have given up on a purchase because the form is just dreck. I’m sure Android has something similar, but I’m so glad Safari stores some of the details, and I only have to fill out a couple of bits these days. They get it, I wish others would.


  • Facebook Adds Publisher Logos to News Links
    • Beset as Facebook is by fake news and mis-represented news, Facebook is adding news publisher logos to news links in an effort to reduce the impact and traction of fake news. One the one hand this is good, because it slows the spread of rubbish, on the other hand it’s not so good for small publishers who may not get the offer of a logo. And on the third hand (??) it’s only more likely to enrage to tinfoil-hatted-MSM-sheeple-hating brigade further – assuming they aren’t on some DarkNet version of Facebook already.


That’s it for today. If you find anything of interest in the digital space that you think is worth sharing, please get in touch with me.

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