“Overall sharing was reported to have fallen 5.5 percent between mid-2014 and mid-2015, with sharing of personal posts — like people’s own thoughts and photos — falling 21 percent during that period of time.”
“As Facebook ages… People may not always feel comfortable checking into a local bar or sharing an anecdote from their lives, knowing these updates may not be relevant to all their connections… Facebook employees working on the problem have a term for this decline in intimacy: “context collapse.”
“Compared to older users, young adults tend to be extremely confident in their own ability to navigate digital interfaces, even when encountering radically new design patterns.
As a consequence of their confidence, young adults are error prone when using interfaces. They often click first, and ask questions later.”
“It used to be… that your system would be compromised because you’re on the Internet. And then it was because you’ve got something…. Then it was intellectual property. And now it’s to the point where if you’ve got files, you’re targeted.”
“Too much information can overwhelm users and create a cluttered appearance. On the other hand, a list entry without enough detail leaves too many questions unanswered, forcing users to pogo stick (that is, to navigate to each detail page to get the information they need).”
“The system works by pulling text from the entire database of US issued and published (un-approved) patents and creating prior art from the patent language. While most inventions generated will be nonsensical, the cost to computationally create and publish millions of ideas is nearly zero…”