Mozilla unveils YouTube recommendation horror stories

Somehow, a fun read. Still problematic, and somewhat scary, at the scale YouTube relies on recommendations.

YouTube Horror Stories
YouTube Horror Stories

Mozilla gathered 28 user-submitted stories, detailing incidents where YouTube’s recommendation served videos featuring racism, conspiracies, and violence.

Source: Mozilla unveils 28 horror stories about YouTube’s recommendation algorithm

Reading recommendations

When a dear friend asked for my reading list today, I didn’t have a proper answer beyond all of what is on my nightstand. There are still „5000 Jahre Schulden“ (David Graeber), „Machine, Platform, Crowd“ (Andrew McAfee  (Autor), Erik Brynjolfsson (Autor)), „The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money“ (Brett Scott) and „Die drei Sonnen“ (Cixin Liu) left, but the list is empty beyond that.

While I spent my time split in half between the weekend newspaper and a lake, I did some very quick research and came across Wired‘s 13 reading recommendations for this fall, that all seem to be worth a closer look.

Going all-in on AWS is a recipe for success

Gousto believes going all-in on AWS is a recipe for success, diginomica writes, and it’s undeniable there is no way around public cloud for digital services & offerings. It’s a pretty steep thesis to build a strategy relying on one particular hyper-scaler to make a business a success. In the end, customers purchase experience and not technology.

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Product Manual

Als “Product Hunt Product #4 of December 2017” ist das sicher keiner der heissen Tips. Product Manual ist aber trotzdem für jeden Produkt-Manager eine Erwähnung wert, weil sich zu allen relevanten Themen in der kuratierten Sammlung dort etwas findet. Angefangen von der Definition von Produkt-Management über Benutzer-Interaktion (Umfragen!) und Prototypen bis zur Strategie-Entwicklung.

Product Manual

Loaded with articles, videos, podcasts, and more, Product Manual is your essential guide to building remarkable products.

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Passenger on Earth

Passenger on Earth is a travel- and photo-blog for positive people having fun in foreign cultures. It tries to inspire people, share the spirit of adventure and amazing landscapes, carries you to the most beautiful places all over the planet, it supports your travel plans with stories, ideas and thoughts, to allow you to enjoy any of your trip with all your senses, and writes for the individualist.

I recommend this blog, because I have fun in this content, in traveling, in remote places, in photography. And because I envy Petra Paul, a former colleague of mine, a bit for her ambition and courage to do this.

Petras latest post about her trip to Lappland and the Polar circle is here: Husky Abenteuer Lappland – Erlebnis Hundeschlitten Touren.