Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-06-09
- Opinion | In Stores, Secret Bluetooth Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move – The New York Times
Bluetooth beacons, however, can track your location accurately from a range of inches to about 50 meters. They use little energy, and they work well indoors. That has made them popular among companies that want precise tracking inside a store.
- Mukbang – Wikipedia
a live online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats large amounts of foods while interacting with their audience
- Instructure is not “the New Blackboard” –
All of this uncertainty would inevitably create some trepidation among the employees, even if the new management handles the situation beautifully. The fact is that when people are no longer sure what their job is or how they can be successful at it, which is inevitable in this kind of environment of change, they tend to keep their heads down until they figure it out. They may not challenge decisions that they think are on the wrong track.
Meanwhile, some of the new senior management, crucially including the CEO, were new to education and wouldn’t know where the landmines are. And there are many, many landmines. It wouldn’t matter how smart the new people are. It wouldn’t matter how decent and kind they are. Since they wouldn’t know where the landmines are, and their people would be likely too nervous or distracted to warn them, then sooner or later they would step on one.
- Infiltration – The Cluster Project
In INFILTRATION, massively popular videos from YouTube are infiltrated with unwelcome transmissions from the world of weapons, war and civilian casualties. The remixed videos are then presented in an ongoing web gallery of disquieting juxtapositions, as well as injected back into the YouTube realm.
- projects | benjamin grosser
- Art pranksters upload Mark Zuckerberg deepfake to Instagram to test Facebook’s non-removal policy / Boing Boing
- Swedish Startup to Bring Pogo Sticks to S.F. as E-Scooter Alternative – CBS San Francisco
Earlier this month, start-up company Cangoroo announced plans to deploy hundreds of pogo sticks in select cities to directly compete with electric scooters as a transportation option.
–is parody possible?
- Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online | WIRED
Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the size of the English Wikipedia, and several years younger. It’s not just the fanfic, fanart, fanvids, and other fanworks, impressive as they are, that make Archive of Our Own worthy of one of the biggest honors in science fiction and fantasy. It’s also the architecture of the site itself.
- The Doors – Break on Through – Old School Computer Remix – YouTube