A Digital Decade in Review: 40 Important Elements from the 2010’s

Normally at the end of each year I have taken a moment to look back at the big moments and trends that came to pass. Since the calendar will switch to 2020, let's take a look at the decade and how monumental it was in the history of mankind.

Would You Use Facebook For Dating?

There are three areas where this feature could be a disaster for society in general. First, we're giving even more personal information to Facebook, not exactly the most trustworthy actor out there. Second, the dating feature could just as easily tear people apart as bring them together. And finally it could create the conditions for a large amount of harassment by bringing sex into a platform that has tried to stay as family friendly as possible. 

Instagram is Testing Removing Public Likes Totals from Posts – and the World Will Be a Better Place

It is no surprise that humans are competitors, and as a result the number of likes has become a sort of measurement stick between different people and even between the types of things that people post themselves. And where there is competition and measurement, there are winners and losers.