"Twitter knows what you tell it, and a tiny bit more. Facebook presents a mile-high view of your online social history, which while unsettling in sheer size and scope, is selective and containable. The kinds of secrets it knows are secrets you’re sharing, even if with just one person. They seem worse because the site reads them back to you endlessly."
— Why Google, Not Facebook, Knows Your Darkest Secrets (via thisistheverge)
"Algorithms are inherently fascistic, because they give the comforting illusion of an alterity to human affairs. “You don’t like this music? The algorithms have worked it out” is not so far from “You don’t like this law? It works objectively.” Algorithms have replaced laws of human nature, the vital distinction being that nobody can read them. They describe human meanings but are meaningless."
— Los Angeles Review of Books - Literature Is Not Data: Against Digital Humanities (via thisistheverge)
Get off my lawn, Literature division.