Reddit “Prank” Raises Critical Censorship Questions for Social Media

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Reddit co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman was recently caught using his administrative powers to change the text of certain users’ posts in various subreddits. His actions have drawn ire, with some calling for his resignation. At the same time, they invite us to ponder the role of administrators in facilitating open online discussion while simultaneously […]View post →

Google Home Sends Voice Search Queries to Websites, Here’s How You Can Benefit

Google Home, a new voice-based home assistant device, allows users to interact with connected features entirely through voice, including regular Google searches. When users ask Google Home a question that requires pulling an answer from the web, it will state the answer out loud, but also send that answer through in text form to a […]View post →

Google Showing Fewer Organic Links on Search Results Pages

The number of organic, blue-colored links Google displays on its search engine results pages (SERPs) has dropped since 2015. According to research from Searchmetrics, the average has dropped from 10 to 8.5 on mobile and down to 8.59 on desktop. Pushing aside these links are various Universal Search integrations, otherwise known as “them little boxes […]View post →