Meta’s “friendly” threads collide with the hostile internet

Mark Zuckerberg has launched Meta’s Twitter app, Threads, as a “friendly” haven for online public discourse, framing it in stark distinction to the more adversarial Twitter owned by billionaire Elon Musk. “We’re definitely focusing on kindness and making this a friendly place,” Meta CEO Zuckerberg said Wednesday, shortly after the service launched. Maintaining that idealistic … Read more

Ryu Sungsil’s expansive and satirical universe is captivating the Internet and the art world | Artistic

Art Hayoung Chung Again from Ryu Sungsil, BJ Cherry Jang 2018.4, 2018, single-channel video, 6 minutes. Courtesy of the artist. This article was produced in collaboration with the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS). In 2018, a six-minute video titled BJ Cherry Jang 2018.04 (2018) was uploaded to a YouTube account. In the beginning, the words … Read more

Thousands of people gather around the world to support a multilingual internet

Universal acceptance events held in over 40 countries/territories, with 22 languages LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) released attendance figures for the first Universal Acceptance Day (UA) in a new report released today . According to the report, … Read more

30 years ago, one decision changed the course of our connected world

This was the first web page in the world. Thirty years ago, the World Wide Web fell into the public domain. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption on/off Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images This was the first web page in the world. Thirty years ago, the World Wide Web fell into the … Read more