What a dramatic week! The Cambridge Analytica scandal was one of the key issues that I followed this week. The fact that someone figured out how to use Facebook likes and mind-numbing quizzes to manipulate the US election is mind boggling and disturbing, to say the least. Below are some interesting reads that I found this week.
1. After New York Times broke the news of Cambridge Analytica, there was an interesting op-ed from Cow Clicker founder, who shared that it was incredibly easy to harvest information from Facebook, not so long ago.
2. Meanwhile, Facebook failed to engage in any type of crisis management, until pressure made Mark to say something, which according to experts is meaningless.
5. Did you know that Netflix created their own font? It’s called Netflix Sans and the company believes that it’ll save them tons of money on font licensing — didn’t even know that was a thing!
6. Have you thought about the impact of “optimizing app” in our environment? Let’s start with side-streets and how they are impacted by Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps.