The Era of Fake Video Begins In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from Game of Thrones or Harry Potter engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the … Continue reading Deepfakes
Letter of Recommendation: AliExpress Shopping online can make you feel like little more than a data set with a bank account. That’s partly because we do it in private, behind screens — immune to texture and smell, no friends to … Continue reading Shopping in Wonderland
How Lies Spread Online The spread of misinformation on social media is an alarming phenomenon that scientists have yet to fully understand. While the data show that false claims are increasing online, most studies have analyzed only small samples or … Continue reading What drives false news?
Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most These days, we’re having a harder and harder time trusting each other.Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it’s picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards … Continue reading What the heck is blockchain?
The Potential for Human-Computer Interaction and Behavioral Science A few seconds later I replied with the “laughing-while-crying emoji.” A little yellow smiley face with tear drops perched on its eyes captured exactly what I wanted to convey to my friend. … Continue reading Understanding how people and computer interact
The Need for Nuance: A Conversation with Amy Orben As sensationalist headlines circulate on the same social networks they condemn as harbingers of a tech apocalypse, Amy Orben has emerged as a clarifying presence. Orben, a social media researcher at … Continue reading Tech addiction
Predicting success in startup consumer brands Nearly three years ago, Saar Gur and I wrote about how early-stage consumer product companies were overlooked by venture capitalists, but had the potential to create breakout success. At the time, VCs largely shrugged … Continue reading Which brands will be successful?