Quand Facebook décide qui peut étudier ses activités

Difficile de faire un travail honnête pour les chercheurs.

« Social media platforms do not currently have the proper incentives to allow research on their platforms, and have been observed to be actively hostile to important, ethical research that is in the public interest, » he said. « At the same time that such platforms’ power and influence is reaching new heights, our ability as independent researchers to understand the impact that they are having is being reduced each day. Thus, I and other researchers need Congress’ help to enable researchers to have sufficient access to data from social media platforms in order to ensure that the benets of these platforms do not come at a cost that is too high for society to bear. »

Tobacco giants don’t get to decide who does research on smoking. Why does Facebook get to dictate studies?

Stationnement gratuit: Aparkalypse now

La proposition de cet urbaniste et auteur: faire payer pour les stationnements et utiliser l’argent pour améliorer la ville.

Shoup pitches parking as the most obvious, least-discussed way to make progress on a host of issues too often dismissed as intractable, including affordable housing, global warming, gender equity, and systemic racism. “All parking is political,” he writes in the book, especially because we refuse to pay for it. He says he debated calling the treatise Aparkalypse Now. America’s 250 million cars have an estimated 2 billion parking spots and spend 95% of their time parked. To make cities more equitable, affordable, and environmentally conscious, Shoup makes the case for three simple reforms:

1. Stop requiring off-street parking for new developments.

2. Price street parking according to market value, based on the desirability of the space, the time of day, and the number of open spots.

3. Spend that revenue on initiatives to better the surrounding neighborhoods.

Free Parking Is Killing Cities.

Frank Lloyd Wright et la science fiction

Ses projets ont inspiré quelques films.

If architecture is always Utopian, and Utopianism is always science fictional, then architecture is science fiction. The key aspiration that links these three modes together—for better or worse—is something Tafuri identifies, again with a caveat. Architecture, Utopianism, and science fiction all seek to describe, “a ‘total’ resolution of the technological universe.”

Via Sentiers.

Billet idéologique: les vedettes contre la vaccination

Quand tu apprends en ondes que tu as la COVID

C’est arrivé à l’émission The View alors que deux coanimatrices ont dû quitter le plateau qui s’apprêtait à recevoir la Vice-présidente Kamala Harris.

Shenzen, avant/après

C’est plus gris qu’avant.

Marjorie Greene a des preuves accablantes

Imaginez arriver avec des memes de Scooby Doo au congrès…

Comment fonctionne l’algorithme de TikTok

Le Wall Street Journal a créé plusieurs comptes pour tenter de le découvrir. Il semble que le temps passé à regarder une vidéo a un gros impact.

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that TikTok only needs one important piece of information to figure out what you want: the amount of time you linger over a piece of content. Every second you hesitate or rewatch, the app is tracking 

Reportage de 13 minutes à voir.

Billet idéologique: l’auto-cueillette de pommes

La logique tordue de Breitbart

Ce média qui s’oppose aux mesures sanitaires et aux vaccins obligatoires est en train de dire que la gauche (la gauche étant Howard Stern dans cette histoire) se moque des antivax pro-Trump pour qu’ils se braquent contre les vaccins et meurent.

Do you want to know why I think Howard Stern is going full-monster with his mockery of three fellow human beings who died of the coronavirus? Because leftists like Stern and CNNLOL and Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Anthony Fauci are deliberately looking to manipulate Trump supporters into not getting vaccinated. Nothing else makes sense to me.

Méchante twist.