Apple’s acquisition of Texture (a digital magazine subscription app) means we should probably be paying Apple News more attention than we are. But we should go in with our eyes open as to the downsides.


It's not our attention that's being monetised, it's our data

The Centre for Human Technology doesn’t want your attention:

What the Center identifies as the ‘monetization of attention’ is, actually, the extraction of personal data. (Curiously, they do not use the phrase ‘big data’, or ‘your personal data’ anywhere in their website text.) This attention (or, personal data) is extracted from our digital and analog behavior and then is used to profile and target us to sell us lies, misinformation, or worsen our depression by showing us advertising for make-up.


It only took three attempts to get the headline typo free on this.

Bring back the subs.


I am old enough to have learnt to not to blog every opinion that crosses my brainmeats.

I am clearly not old enough yet to be silent without drawing attention to the fact I’m being silent.


I am old enough to have learnt to not to blog every opinion that crosses my brainmeats.

I am clearly not old enough yet to be silent without drawing attention to the fact I’m being silent.


Not 100% sure I have their attention…


Centre of attention at @likemind