A succulent breast dispensing good recommendations (yendi) wrote,
A succulent breast dispensing good recommendations

Surprise Longreads post!

This LJ/DW is not dead, dammit.

Internet harassment's nothing new (and nothing new in the news), but this piece by Julia Angwen at ProPublica on the use of mailing lists and twitter bots for mail as a form of harassment is still worth a read.

I feel like everyone's already seen this one, but the use of algorithms and bots on YouTube causes all sorts of weird and inappropriate stuff to make its way into YouTube Kids, as Sapna Maheshwari writes in the Times.

The notion that we can only keep a few pieces of short-term information in our heads at a time is well-known, but Jeff Davidson's piece The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks is both a good documentation of the idea in general, and a broadside against the constant violation of that rule in software design.

Over in The Atlantic, Adam Serwer writes about The Nationalist's Delusion, putting the same "claim not to be racist, but still effectively racist" people who voted for Trump in the same context as those voting for his supporter, David Duke, years ago. The part of the article where a guy gets upset that hating Islam or gay marriage makes him Islamophobic or homophobic is pretty indicative of that sort of bigot.

Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find, reports Louise Matsakis at Vice. Feel free to imagine EverythingIsFine.gif in your head here. Do click through to read the post from the Princeton researchers, too.

And finally, Claire Dederer's fantastic piece in The Paris Review, What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?, is one of the best of the many thinkpieces I've seen following the current Hollywood post-Weinstein stuff, largely filtered through the lens of Allen's Manhattan.
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