Greg Morris

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Greg Morris

1 day ago

The weird science of the placebo effect keeps getting more interesting

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Greg Morris

1 day ago

The Problem Is Facebook

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Greg Morris

25 days ago

The death of the newsfeed

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Greg Morris

54 days ago

A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16

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Greg Morris

59 days ago

There is so much we may never know about our history

The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago. But, far more significant was the finding that they also mated with a mystery species from Asia – one that is neither human nor Neanderthal. 

Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

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Greg Morris

60 days ago

Really enjoyed this

While Jack Dorsey Mans the Monastery

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Greg Morris

69 days ago

My new favourite saying 😀

pyramid-scheme-adjacent business hustles.

Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome

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Greg Morris

121 days ago

The Conspiracy Theory to Rule Them All

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Greg Morris

121 days ago

We are literally hard wired to create conspiracy theories, and our brain gets addicted to it

The pleasurable feeling that our explanation is the right one—ranging from a modest sense of familiarity to the powerful and sublime “a-ha!”—is meted out by the same reward system in the brain integral to drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions.

Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live

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Greg Morris

149 days ago

The Mystery of the Immaculate Concussion

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Greg Morris

160 days ago

"The real enemy of truth is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief, it is false knowledge"

The Attack on Truth

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Greg Morris

162 days ago

This Matrix Helps Growing Teams Make Great Decisions

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Greg Morris

162 days ago

Online Disinhibition Effect: Why We Express More Online

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Greg Morris

165 days ago

The Role-Playing Game That Predicted the Future

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Greg Morris

167 days ago

These moving photos capture life pre-isolation

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Greg Morris

170 days ago

The Last Children of Down Syndrome

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Greg Morris

170 days ago

Frank Gardner: Getting Frank on the 'iceberg' of disability

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Greg Morris

175 days ago

Minimalism and Physical Books

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Greg Morris

175 days ago

Merit-based promotions won't solve your diversity problem

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Greg Morris

187 days ago

It’s more convenient to say there’s “an effect,” blame social media for teens’ depression, and call the case closed — even though that’s not the whole story.

Here’s How the Media Turns Research Into Misleading Clickbait

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Greg Morris

198 days ago

10 Ways to Find Stillness in Turbulent Times

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Greg Morris

199 days ago

Camper-van conversion: 'We sold all our possessions to go live in a van'

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Greg Morris

200 days ago

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Greg Morris

200 days ago

How does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches.

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Greg Morris

221 days ago

The solution isn’t to outlaw algorithmic ranking or make noise about legislating what results Google can return.

Free Speech Is Not the Same As Free Reach

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Greg Morris

221 days ago

It seemed obvious that unless you were passing around a GoFundMe link, no good could come from social platforms at that moment.

Going Postal

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Greg Morris

226 days ago

Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world,

“I Have Blood On My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

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Greg Morris

226 days ago

if it is only done for the sake of accomplishment, then it feels like an even longer, more painful time

Out There: On Not Finishing

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Greg Morris

227 days ago

The average person’s mind wanders 47 percent of the time, according to a 2010 Harvard study, so nearly half the time you’re doing one thing, you’re thinking about something else

You Can Get Focused (Hint: Put Down That Phone)

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Greg Morris

228 days ago

Facebook won’t stop Facebook from spreading lies about the election

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Greg Morris

230 days ago

prompting users to enable Sidewalk on their existing Echo speakers and Ring cameras. This will inevitably push surveillance cameras into places they weren’t reaching before.All of this results in a vision for technology that’s distinctively more paranoid than that of other tech giants like Apple and Google.

Amazon’s vision for smart homes is increasingly built on stoking paranoia

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Greg Morris

230 days ago

crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their own minds, a manifestation of higher intelligence and analytical thought long believed the sole province of humans and a few other higher mammals.

Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute

statnews.com

Greg Morris

233 days ago

How can you critique an algorithm — a sort of black box — if you don’t have true access to its inner workings or the capacity to test a good number of its decisions?

Why algorithms can be racist and sexist

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Greg Morris

236 days ago

This behavior resembles another, older phenomenon: It’s strikingly similar to cult recruitment tactics of the pre-internet era, in which recruits are targeted and then increasingly isolated from the noncult world.

Online Conspiracy Groups Are a Lot Like Cults

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Greg Morris

236 days ago

it wasn’t controversial to suggest that we could use signals to determine whether or not a domain was low quality. There was a consensus that not all information was worth pushing directly into people’s inboxes.

The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

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Greg Morris

237 days ago

Only dorks grade by bezel thickness

Surface Duo review: The future, almost

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Greg Morris

247 days ago

Also, in most cultures it’s considered bad form to shock the heads of new acquaintances with huge magnets.

Alcohol as a social technology to check the trustworthiness of others

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Greg Morris

247 days ago

How I Took Notes on 250+ Books in Roam

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Greg Morris

250 days ago

Mark Weiser, writing about Ubiquitous Computing in 1991, summarizes seamlessness well: “By invisible, I mean that the tool does not intrude on your consciousness; you focus on the task, not the tool.”

Web Brutalism, Seamfulness, and Notion

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Greg Morris

254 days ago

What actually do you get from Facebook?

Facebook – Takes your data in exchange for being able to brag about yourself and stalk your friends.

Siren Servers: Why Are We Ok With Giving Away Our Data?

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Greg Morris

254 days ago

This sums up the attention economy as a whole. More eye balls the better and they don't care who suffers for it

the algorithm takes a positive social movement, such as Black Lives Matter, and shows it to a bunch of people who are inclined to be enraged by it, introduces them to one another, and then continues to rile them up for profit,

The Conscience of Silicon Valley

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Greg Morris

256 days ago

Bingo. The web is dead

So Google controls the Web’s search and video infrastructure. It can and does dictate standards and media formats. It also controls a huge chunk of the revenues available when publishing and selling on the Web. It even controls the operating system and browser through which most people interact with it.

Web by Google (TM)

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Greg Morris

256 days ago

Seems like Google are keeping Firefox afloat so that Chrome doesn't get too much attention

That’s over $400 million to be the default search provider in 4% of browsers.

Web by Google (TM)

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Greg Morris

258 days ago

Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people’s privacy in an upcoming update to Apple’s mobile operating system – and promised it will do its best to invade their privacy on other platforms.

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

theregister.com

Greg Morris

260 days ago

Julian hits the nail for me, I get very similar feelings and need to get to the bottom of them.

But it occurred to me, as I lay awake at just after 4.30 am, how little time I'd spent looking at the alternative. What's that? Well, I might delete all profiles or stop opening them and/or sharing material, but the truth is I've got nothing else as compelling to hold my attention.

Sidetracked by social media

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Greg Morris

263 days ago

In February, the World Health Organization called the new coronavirus "a massive "infodemic" with an "overabundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it."

Fed Up with Endless Gloom, Social-Media Users Are Pulling Back

newsweek.com

Greg Morris

265 days ago

Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Greg Morris

266 days ago

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

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Greg Morris

266 days ago

Karens are both the kind of petty enforcers who patrol other people’s failures at social distancing, and the kind of entitled women who refuse to wear a mask because it’s a “muzzle.”

The Mythology of Karen

theatlantic.com

Greg Morris

268 days ago

Pichai had a go at denying that — starting an answer with the claim that “in general that’s not true” before Demings repeated the contention: “So you’re saying that more user data does not mean the more money that Google can collect?”

Google’s Sundar Pichai grilled over ‘destroying anonymity on the internet’

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