Assignment 1 — The Kindle App, and the Truth Behind Your Facebook Feed.
The Kindle App is easy to use, as well as useful. Being available via smartphone, it allows you to carry your desired content in a compact way. The app’s presentation is clear and simple; and can also be tweaked to fit your preferences.
The features that I have found most beneficial are that: the percentage you have read is shown throughout — allowing you to track your progress. The app also saves the page you were last viewing; allowing for you to check other apps during your use of the Kindle app.
Alongside this, any links featured in texts open within the app — keeping everything you need in one place. You can slide through the text, or flip pages via a tap of your screen; a dictionary/search feature is also present in this app as well as highlighting, copying, and the option to add your own notes.
The article I read via the Kindle app concludes that what we see on our Facebook feeds is controlled. This means a large amount of content is not seen by everyone. Facebook undoubtedly has a large influence — “more than 1 billion daily active users.”, and it is suggested that Facebook has altered the way the media now attempts to catch our attention. It also mentions that Facebook posts are organised by a team of individuals whom research and track how we all react to the social media platform's posts, thus predicting and featuring the ones they believe we’re most likely to ‘like.’ However, Facebook now allows us to do the fine-tuning as a selection of reaction buttons are now at our finger tips. As well as, the ability of us to ‘unfollow’ and ‘see less’ of what we dislike; and highlight the things we prefer with the ‘see first’ feature.