Wikipedia is looking to charge big tech for use of its service

The Wikipedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikpedia, has announced the debut of its new commercial product: Wikimedia Enterprise. It will launch later this year and offer “paid developer tools and services that make it easier for companies and organizations to consume and re-use Wikimedia data,” according to the Wikimedia Enterprise landing page. The service is … Continue reading Wikipedia is looking to charge big tech for use of its service

What is MeWe? The Alternative to Facebook

What is MeWe?MeWe is an alternative social networking site that's currently experiencing a surge in new users as Trump supporters search for new platforms in order to avoid Facebook and Twitter. It bills itself as the “next-gen social network” and centers its sales pitch to new users around data privacy and providing an ad-free experience. … Continue reading What is MeWe? The Alternative to Facebook

What’s happening with WhatsApp?

The service describes itself as a "cross-platform mobile messaging app." It works on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia — and those phones can all message each other. It uses the same Internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, so there is no cost to message. In addition to basic … Continue reading What’s happening with WhatsApp?

How Social Media Shapes Our Identity

“The potential danger is no longer childhood’s disappearance, but rather the possibility of a perpetual childhood. We may, in short, have traded screen memories for screens.” People who transition, for instance, often rely on having a clean break, visually, with their previous appearances; as Eichhorn points out, one of the early promises of the Internet, … Continue reading How Social Media Shapes Our Identity