Twitter Finally Making Money

Twitter has finally turned a profit. It’s more a result of cost-cutting as revenues and user numbers have effectively flatlined. The $91 million profit for the last three months of 2017 was the first profitable quarter in the company’s 12 year history. However, the details suggest this is largely because Twitter has done something other […]

Google Offers Mute Tool For ‘Reminder’ Ads

Google is to let users block specific ads for 90 days. It does have some restrictions however. The new feature is designed to cover “reminder ads”, which is where websites can track visitors and then use Google Ads to serve the same ad or a series of follow-up ads (on other sites) to that visitor […]

Senate May Demand Net Neutrality Return, But To No Avail

Efforts to restore net neutrality rules in Congress are close to passing the first hurdle, though it seems virtually impossible they’ll have any effect. The Federal Communications Commission recently decided by a 3-2 vote to drop its previous rules upholding the principles of net neutrality. A resolution against that decision now has the backing of […]

Facebook Favors Comments Over Shares In New Ranking System

Facebook is rethinking the way it decides which posts users are most likely to see. The big difference is putting more weight on how many comments a post gets rather than how many times it’s shared. The update will affect the default News Feed that users see unless they’ve changed their settings to see all […]

Chrome Stops Noisy Autoplay Videos

Chrome’s next edition will let you block entire sites from autoplaying videos when you visit a page. It will also have a couple of new tricks for fighting rogue pop-ups. The changes debut in Chrome 64, which is already out in the Beta channel, meaning it should be rolled out in the standard edition in […]

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here’s what that means for the future of the internet. [Vox]

The Best of the Web in 2017: A Video Compilation by Zapatou [Video]

Numbers of videos: 314. Hours worked to put the whole thing together: 280. Machine used: iMac 5K with FCPX. [Luc Bergeron]

Holiday Week [Comic]

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