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The Illinois Artist Behind Social Media’s Latest Big Idea
Instagram and Twitter are removing the numbers of likes and retweets from public view. But it began with a man named Ben Grosser. – par Will Oremus – Tags: attention, biases, social media

How Companies Turn Your Data Into Money
Companies collect our personal data online and use it to target us with ads, among other purposes. And while that’s not a new phenomenon, you still might be surprised at how much they know about you… – par Max Eddy – Tags: attention, big data

Could Removing Social Media Metrics Reduce Polarization?
As it turns out, research on this is inconclusive. Some studies show that being exposed to perspectives diametrically opposed to your own might actually harden your own views, and more than ever, people with differing views seem to inhabit entirely separate self-contained realities. – par Darren Loucaides – Tags: attention, facebook, fake news response, publicity, réseaux sociaux

Your Focus Is Priceless. Stop Giving It Away.
Do you want a single takeaway from the 21st century so far? Here it is: To the focused go the spoils. Have I already lost your attention? No wonder. You’re being pulled in a bunch of directions at high speed. – par matt richtel – Tags: attention

YouTube Is Finally Giving You More Control Over the Videos Its Algorithm Puts In Your Face
YouTube’s recommendation algorithm doesn’t have the best track record. It’s been caught mixing up inappropriate videos featuring popular kid’s entertainment characters, pushing home videos of children to pedophiles, and even radicalizing youths toward extremist politics. – par Victoria Song – Tags: algorithm, attention, youtube

The Global Attention Span Is Getting Shorter
It’s not your imagination: keeping up with the sheer amount of content that’s available today — whether it’s Twitter, the news, or the latest show on Netflix — is getting harder. As a result, the… – par Benedikt Luft – Tags: attention, information overload, journalism

Are You Ready for the Nanoinfluencers?
By now you have probably heard of influencers, that group of internet-famous people who have more than a million social media followers and can make big money by plugging various brands. – par SAPNA MAHESHWARI – Tags: attention, instagram, publicité, publicity, social media

YouTube’s A.I. was divisive in the US presidential election
To measure which candidate was recommended the most by YouTube’s A.I. during the US presidential election, we used the following methodology: We wrote a program that searched for Trump and Clinton, saved the N first search results, and followed the N top recommendations, N times. – par Guillaume Chaslot – Tags: ai, algorithm, attention, dataviz, youtube

What do you think are the most recommended videos for each search term?
– Tags: ai, algorithm, attention, dataviz, youtube

Clickbait is devouring journalism but there are ways out
Collecting eyeballs is a diversion of publisher resources. As the ad model loses steam, focusing on page views generates less and less value and leads to commoditized, lowest-common-denominator news content. It’s time to look for alternate models. – par Frédéric Filloux – Tags: attention, fake news, journalism, publicity

We need to talk about the internet’s fake ads problem
On the internet, truth has become a commodity. “I Supported Hillary Clinton Until I Saw This,” stated the headline on a sponsored story from UpVibes.com that appeared on the New York Post in September 2016. – par James Temperton – Tags: attention, fake news, journalism, publicity

YouTube app adds new time well spent options, including a break reminder
The YouTube app is getting a time well spent feature that was first launched on its Kids app, as well as two new options designed to limit distracting notifications. The latest updates aim to build on Google’s support of digital well being. – par Amy Gesenhues – Tags: attention, information overload, tech, youtube

‘Time Well Spent’ features are the Marlboro Lights of the tech industry
Big Tech likes to disrupt. But when it comes to papering over the problems it’s created, it’s happy taking a page out of a well-worn corporate playbook. – par Rachel Kraus – Tags: attention, facebook, google, information overload, instagram, tech

‘Time well spent’ is shaping up to be tech’s next big debate
In 2016, Tristan Harris, whose job title at Google was “design ethicist,” left the company to focus on a new nonprofit he called Time Well Spent. – par Casey Newton – Tags: attention, facebook, information overload, tech

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. – par Jean M. Twenge – Tags: attention, information overload, technology

Our 8 second attention span and the future of news media
For the past decade, we have been adapting our attention spans to changes in news media. But the future might hold the converse— the news media adapts to us. How will this impact the future of news?  – par Jaja Liao – Tags: attention, information overload, journalism

Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online
Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet, a BBC investigation has found. BBC 5 live Investigates was able to buy a false, five-star recommendation placed on one of the world’s leading review websites, Trustpilot. – par Dan Box – Tags: attention

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.
I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch. Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago, the biggest news still somehow finds a way to slip through. But for much of the next 24 hours after that alert, I heard almost nothing about the shooting. – par Farhad Manjoo – Tags: attention, fake news psychology, fake news response, info wars

Phishing for Phools
– par Tim O’Reilly – Tags: attention, facebook, fake news, info wars

Facebook enables ‘fake news’ by reliance on digital advertising – report
Another former Facebook executive has spoken out against the company’s current business practices, arguing that they directly enable electoral interference. – par Alex Hern – Tags: attention, facebook, publicity

Un ancien conseiller de Facebook estime que la société favorise la désinformation en raison de son modèle économique qui s’appuie sur la publicité
Facebook continue d’être la cible de critiques de plus en plus vives ; après qu’un ancien employé de la société a informé que le réseau social a toujours privilégié la collecte des données sans les protéger. – Tags: attention, facebook, publicité

Google knows exactly how to exploit you on the internet, but it tries not to—sometimes
I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a design ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked. – par Tristan Harris – Tags: attention, google, technology

Tristan Harris Says Tech Companies Have Opened Pandora’s Box
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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention – par Paul Lewis – Tags: attention, cambridge analytica, facebook

Facebook responds to former VP who said social media is destroying society
Facebook has taken the unusual step of directly responding to a former employee who recently excoriated the biggest social networks for “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” And the company’s retort might surprise some people. – par Chris Welch – Tags: attention, facebook

Busting the attention span myth
You probably won’t get to the end of this article. Everyone knows our attention spans are getting shorter. It’s just obvious. Or is it? In the always-connected world of social media, smartphones and hyperlinks in the middle of everything you read, it can feel that much harder to stay focused. – par Simon Maybin – Tags: attention, data, information overload, verification

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
The world feels more dangerous. Our streets seem less safe. The assault on our values is constant. The threats feel real. The enemy is out there — just check your feed. – par Tobias Rose-Stockwell – Tags: attention, bots, éducation aux médias, facebook, information overload, media literacy, publicité, publicity