Lesenswertes 43 + Hörenswertes
Tags in Evernote? Wer macht den Facebook-Feed? Und was ist eigentlich hörenswert?
Your brain is great at recognition, but pretty terrible at recall. It outperforms the fastest supercomputers on the former, and is outdone by a 1980’s solar calculator on the latter.
When you rely heavily on tags, you have to perfectly recall every single tag you’ve ever used, and exactly how it is spelled and punctuated. “Parent” tags that create dropdown menus are no solution — that just leaves you squinting at a tiny list of options to choose from.
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed via Slate
Not everyone uses Facebook the same way, however. Facebook’s data scientists were aware that a small proportion of users—5 percent—were doing 85 percent of the hiding. When Facebook dug deeper, it found that a small subset of those 5 percent were hiding almost every story they saw—even ones they had liked and commented on. For these “superhiders,” it turned out, hiding a story didn’t mean they disliked it; it was simply their way of marking the post “read,” like archiving a message in Gmail.
War Diary: The History of Ryckert vs. Klepek via Giant Bomb
Between the two of us, this Mario Maker war has probably taken up over a hundred hours of creating, uploading, attempting, watching, and taunting. I can’t think of another game that’s given me so many different thrills, laughs, and ups and downs as Super Mario Maker, and this war is where most of them came from. Despite all of the heel-y videos and jabs that I’ve thrown his way, I can’t thank Patrick enough for being such a persistent and entertaining foil during all of this. It’s been an absolute blast.
Designer Notes #14: Mark Herman via Designer Notes
In this episode, Bruce Geryk interviews veteran wargame designer Mark Herman, former CEO of Victory Games and best known for pioneering card-driven wargames with We The People. They discuss designing games for less than $100 per week, why he couldn’t release a game because Saddam Hussein might play it, and how Magic the Gathering helped him create a new genre.
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS via This American Life
It’s safe to say whatever you want on the Internet; nobody will know it’s you. But that same anonymity makes it possible for people to say all the awful things that make the Internet such an annoying and sometimes frightening place. This week: what happens when the Internet turns on you?
A New Life via BBC Documentaries
Eine Reise von Syrien bis in ein Flüchtlingsheim in Deutschland. Wieso, weshalb, warum und wie.