Tech that died in 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we bid adieu to many products and services in our beloved world of consumer technology. Some were old stalwarts that finally gave way to the passage of time. Others were short-lived trends, or ideas quickly abandoned. Here’s our look at this year’s greats and "not-so-greats"—those that passed into the history books or were sent straight to null.Social Media Fizzlers Thinkstock Social media is always a wasteland of detritus, as Facebook and Twitter ( mostly Facebook) continue to drag us slowly toward a surveillance state. Klout gave up trying on May 25, 2018, when owner Lithium Technologies shut down the site. Klout tried to add value to social media by ranking users with a numerical “Klout Score,” purportedly representing each person’s influence online.To read this article in full, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2018-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2017-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018 Spotlight: Michelle Obama, Doris Kearns Goodwin Headline 2018 ALA Annual Conference

A star-studded main speaker program awaits attendees, June 21-26, in New Orleans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Regnery Signs Hawley's 'The Tyranny of Big Tech'

Regnery Publishing has acquired Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s 'The Tyranny of Big Tech' after the book was dropped by Simon & Schuster shortly after the riot that took place at the nation's Capitol on January 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Mary Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and author of ‘Composing a Life,’ dies at 81

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Ved Mehta, whose monumental autobiography explored life in India, dies at 86

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Neil Sheehan Dies at 84; Times Reporter Obtained the Pentagon Papers

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Jean Valentine, Minimalist Poet With Maximum Punch, Dies at 86

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Eric Jerome Dickey, best-selling African American novelist, dies at 59

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Barry Lopez, award-winning writer who ventured into the Arctic, dies at 75

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John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Dies at 89

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[ The New York Times | 2020-12-14 16:04:51 UTC ]
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John le Carré, who lifted the spy novel to literature, dies at 89

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[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-13 10:56:56 UTC ]
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Pulitzer winner Alison Lurie dies, aged 94

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 22:01:54 UTC ]
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