Stories in 01 that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
What are Metaverses
Metaverse is one of the main words of 2021 according to Collins. Despite its popularity in the media and the peak number of search queries in 2022, a lot of people do not know what this word means. Metaverses are no longer fiction, but a real space for entertainment, education, work and marketing.
Elon Musk: Protector or Destroyer of Free Speech?
It has been quite the eventful few weeks over at Twitter. After becoming the majority shareholder of the company, Elon Musk turned down a seat on its board of directors and reached a deal to buy the company outright for a whopping $44,000,000,000. Even for the world’s richest man, it was quite the sum to fork out. Should the deal go south, he would still have to pay a $1,000,000,000 fee to the company.
What is the Metaverse?
Imagine the internet as we know it today as a giant city suspended in the digital universe of cyberspace. Like any city, the streets are lined with buildings — shops, entertainment venues, office towers, warehouses and public spaces. But in this city, the buildings are a vast array of websites, apps and platforms. There’s the e-bay shopping mall, there’s the YouTube cinema, there’s the Facebook park, there’s your Gmail office, and on and on.
Click on Accept
It was one of those nights when there was nothing on TV and it was too early to go to bed, so I was web surfing. I had heard about a site that was like Amazon but all their items were pre-owned (used). They sold everything from houses to hose clamps, vacation packages to vacuums — you name it, they had it for sale. I eventually found the site and started exploring a virtual cornucopia of items for sale. Why someone would buy slightly used shoelaces is beyond me, but there they were for 25 cents per lace. As I was scanning other items, an information box popped up on my screen informing me that, after reading the Terms and Conditions, I would need to click the Accept button if I wanted to continue using the site. I had 10 seconds to click Accept. No one, me included, ever takes the time to read the 25 plus pages of legalese that are usually included in the conditions box. I clicked Accept and continued browsing. About an hour later, I called it a night and went to bed.
Why Facebook Is Dying
With the rise of TikTok and the continued success of YouTube - could these preferred platforms be the real reason why Facebook is dying?
Are NFTs Just Another Get-Rich-Quick Scheme?
In an ominous YouTube video, a masked man addresses the camera. He introduces an artwork that stands beside him. It’s an original 2006 screenprint by underground street artist Banksy.
Wordle Scares The Hell Out Of Me
Like millions of other people, I take a little Wordle with my coffee. I don't need to describe to you what Wordle is. You probably play it already. And if you don't: here. Go on—it's OK. It'll take you five minutes, it's ridiculously good fun, it doesn't demand your extended attention or your data, and it's completely free (for now, anyway—more on that in a minute)
How to Promote on Instagram in 2022
There are 1,3 billion users of Instagram now. The service of photo and video content is among the top social networks in the world. Instagram brings money to brands and bloggers. It was the most effective platform for influencer marketing in 2020 and 2021. Bloggers earn up to $ 10,000 per ad post. Brands increase their audience, loyalty and sales — 90% of Instagram users subscribe to commercial accounts.
I Miss You Dot Matrix
This post is dedicated to my old friend/coworker Terry who gave me hours of information and aural (that means using sound, you perverts) pleasure.
Will Young People Forever be Shackled to Social Media?
At age 24, I can hardly imagine my life without social media. I wake up. I check my notifications. Sometimes this ritual can make me happy, like when a friend reaches out to say something kind or laugh at a joke I shared. But most of the time, checking my phone in the morning is like dumping scalding hot water on my head.
Why Your TikTok Experience Can Be a Bit Scary
I was honestly surprised by my own reaction when I first tried TikTok, one of the most downloaded video-sharing apps in recent years. It wasn’t the first time I tried a new application. It wasn’t the first time I saw similar video clips. But the experience itself left me a bit scared.
Top 3 Reasons Why I’m NOT Buying The New M1 Pro/Max MacBook as a Data Scientist
Disclaimer: I’ve written this article from a data scientist’s perspective. I don’t care for 8K video rendering, or having a gazillion tracks in Logic Pro. I own a 2020 M1 MacBook Pro and do most of the heavy-lifting on remote GPU machines, so have that in mind while reading the article.