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Facebook Is Deprioritizing Our Stories. Good.

A society that relies on a centralized portal to get its news may very well be doomed.
Jason Koebler
1.12.18
The Social Network
The Social Network

When Death Becomes Social Media Spectacle

Media professionals are wary of Facebook moderation guidelines.
Meaghan Beatley
5.23.17
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Budist, the Russian Chatroulette for Wake-up Calls, Is the Only Network that's Actually Social

The biggest innovation in alarm clocks since their invention has to be the slowly-increasing volume option on my phone. Seriously, try going back to your old full-blast alarm and you'll wake up screaming. But all that says it that alarm clocks haven't...
Derek Mead
11.15.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Egypt Loves Internet Porn, But Just Banned It

Backed by "Pure Net," a Salafist Muslim grassroots organization, conservative Egyptian public-prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud has decided it's time to finally "enforce":http://transitions.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/12/egypts_ominous_attack_on_porn...
Daniel Stuckey
11.14.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

With "Public Access Me," Jonas Lund Wants To Show You Everything He Does Ever Online

Right now, at 11:19 a.m. EST, artist Jonas Lund does not appear to be at his computer. Perhaps he's gone to the bathroom or to get a snack or maybe he's still asleep. Open in his browser is just one page, a pile of code at Github. You can look for...
Michael Byrne
10.23.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

AOL's New Alto Client Is Visual Email, and You Don't Need a New Address

Email is arguably the most important bit of tech you've got, but email's still the same as it's always been: You get a stack of letters every day in your inbox to deal with, and eventually those messages get bumped off by new ones. Because of the...
Derek Mead
10.18.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Original Social Media Is Still Much More Powerful Than Facebook

It's hard to walk into a shop or restaurant these days without getting hit in the face by a "Like Us on Facebook" or "Follow Us on Twitter" sign. Sometimes, they even like to put them out on the sidewalk so that the chalkboard reads something along the...
Adam Estes
10.12.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Is Facebook the New Philip Morris?

As if you didn't know it already, there's now yet another psych study detailing the addictive qualities of Facebook. Researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business recently enlisted 205 Germans and monitored them for an entire week...
Adam Estes
10.10.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Myspace Wants to Be Pintumblfacergramify

Oh my, have you seen MySpace's fresh promo video? I think the veteran social network is finally sick of 187th place on the Internet. Now, the site is offering something I don't think many other networks have planned or thought of. Myspace is placing...
Daniel Stuckey
9.26.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The NYPD Gives Us Another Great Reason To Update Our Facebook Privacy Settings

NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly issued a five-page memo last week, giving officers permission to created fake Facebook profiles to assist with electronic probes. Officers will be able to register their alias with the department and obtain a laptop...
Michael Arria
9.16.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Hot Girl That Just Added You On Facebook Is a Terrorist

A few months ago, I was using that sleazy Badoo site, trying my damnedest to find a girl that I might meet in real life. If you recall the feature, I was unsuccessful. After the site spammed my mom -- asking her for her birthdate -- I ended up talking...
Daniel Stuckey
9.10.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Is Allowing 911 Calls Through Twitter a Terrible Idea?

in case you haven't heard, social media is kinda popular, and landlines and phone booths are kinda not. Meanwhile, as anyone who's lived in a population-dense area (and more of us are every day) knows, cell networks can get overloaded whenever a big...
Derek Mead
8.30.12