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Twitter Demetricator part of NEoN Festival in Scotland

Twitter Demetricator will be part of next week’s NEoN Festival in Dundee, Scotland via the online exhibition titled “Sous le web, la plage!” Curator Martin Zellinger writes: “Echoing the famous call-to-arms of the ‘68 protest movements, this online exhibition explores …

Demetricators on Vox’ Today, Explained Podcast

On the latest episode of Today, Explained, Arielle Pardes of Wired talked with Vox about her experience of using my social media Demetricators: When I first started using the Demetricators, it was a little bit scary. But over time it …

Demetricators and Safebook in Aftenposten (Oslo) and FAZ (Frankfurt)

Aftenposten (Oslo) and FAZ (Frankfurt) both wrote about my efforts with social media demetrication as it relates to current experiments at Twitter and Instagram. Unfortunately, both are behind a paywall. But here’s a couple excerpts (using Google Translate): FAZ: The …

BBC airs segment about Go Rando and Demetricator

The BBC news program Click aired a segment about my work, focusing on Go Rando and my Demetricators as ways of “obscuring your data” in the face of big tech. Watch here.

Demetricators Featured in The Telegraph

The Telegraph (UK), in an article titled The quest to create a world without likes, retweets and follower counts, wrote about how Twitter, Instagram, and others are now experimenting with hiding metrics. Here’s an excerpt, from journalist Laurence Dodds: “When …

Seven Years of Demetrication and its Influence on Big Tech: OneZero writes about Demetricator

In an article titled The Illinois Artist Behind Social Media’s Latest Big Idea, the new tech magazine OneZero wrote about my seven year (and going) project to “demetricate” social media. Will Oremus writes: Grosser’s ideas, initially fringey and obscure, have …

Demetricators Featured in Wired Magazine

My work on social media demetrication—and the writer’s experience of using it—is the subject of a feature article in the March issue of Wired Magazine. In a piece titled I Am Immeasurable: My Life Online—Without all the Metrics, Senior Associate …

Instagram Demetricator

A browser extension that hides all the metrics on Instagram Install Install on Firefox Introduction Instagram, like other social networks, is full of numbers. These numbers, or metrics, measure and present our social value and activity online, enumerating likes, followers, …

Facebook Demetricator, Go Rando, and Textbook in Co.Design

Facebook Demetricator, Go Rando, and Textbook in Fast Company Co.Design Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan of Fast Company’s Co.Design, writing about alternatives to #DeleteFacebook, discussed my works Facebook Demetricator, Go Rando, and Textbook. My favorite quote: [Grosser] built several Chrome extensions that throw …

Facebook Demetricator and Go Rando in The Washington Post

My Facebook-related works in The Washington Post In the wake of the latest news about Cambridge Analytica, I spoke with The Washington Post yesterday. In an article titled Facebook is experimenting on you. Here’s how you can run an experiment …