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276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more

Sci-fi author William Gibson. An algorithm that knows you better than your friends. Social media without “followers” and “likes.” A museum that follows you around the web. And, a how-to for how-to videos.
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We take a look at challenging, changing and fixing online conventions.

Mining the future – and futuristic present – for signs of where our culture is going.

What our Facebook "likes" reveal about our true selves.

What would happen if we got rid of social media "likes" altogether?

A project that turns banner ads into art.

And, a way to make how-to videos more user-friendly.

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