Using the UI Color Psychology Map (FREE Webinar)

Using the UI Color Psychology Map (FREE Webinar)

Learn how to build color palettes that blend UXD & Behavioral Design practices. In this webinar, we’ll cover key lessons in my Color Psychology Book. You’ll learn how to build color palettes that command user attention, make technologies more intuitive & look great. Join us as we blend color psychology with UX design.

Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I've made several changes to our training during the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement describes how we are adapting to the situation. If you'd like to read my personal views, here's how we see the outbreak. Digital Psychology -- New Online Class Now’s the time to...

Why We’re Taking the COVID-19 Pandemic Seriously

Why We’re Taking the COVID-19 Pandemic Seriously

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across the globe, we have made alternative arrangements for our upcoming classes. But in this update, I'll share my perspective on the global outbreak. The Small Threat There is an urgent need to slow the spread of...

Using Amazon’s MTurk to harvest 50 million Facebook profiles, and manipulate people

Using Amazon’s MTurk to harvest 50 million Facebook profiles, and manipulate people

You may have heard the story that 50+ million Facebook user accounts were harvested by CA (CA). Or maybe you heard it was Global Science Research (GSR); or was it Dr. Alexander Kogan, or that Nix guy?

Still, you may have heard it was an inside job, facilitated by Facebook staff, or a data breach from lax security. Or was it was carried out with Peter Thiel’s data-mining company Plantir, or the daughter of Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and Burning Man buddy.

What few people were discussing, was Amazon’s role in facilitating the data access. Specifically, their microtask site called Mechanical Turk.

Few people know about the online community that chronicles what happened, which anyone can access. It tells a story from the perspective of Amazon’s microtask workers, who granted access to their Facebook accounts.