TODAY'S HISTORY LESSON: the oldest known instance of a groupchat dates back to the 1880s.
In the 1880s, farmers discovered that they could connect their phones to their barbed wire fences, and create a rudimentary communications network. Up to 20 people could be connected at once, but due to the lack of any numbers, if you made a call, EVERYONE'S phone would ring. Many farmers found that this actually helped with the loneliness and depression associated with the isolation of farming.
"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."
Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International
Our first Call for Papers!!
"The Disability Studies Committee at Stanford University is proud to present its first annual graduate student conference: Mediations: Disability, Technology, and the Arts."
Anybody doing work even remotely related to disability studies, media studies, STS, queer studies, crip theory, intersectional work, mental health, critical theory, please do apply with a 300 word abstract to email@example.com!
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