Weekly Axis Of Easy #150 Last Week’s Quote was “Emergencies have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of the individual have been eroded” was Fredreich Hayek. Nobody got it. This Week’s Quote: “Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power” …by […]
Bias and b/s would be baked-into the proposed scheme Recently NBC news came into a leaked demo, which was confirmed by Twitter, of a system to allow verified users to correct and flag misinformation, directly below the tweet. Any tweets flagged as misinformation will have their visibility reduced across the system.
[Update: Ironically, after ascending rapidly and fostering vigorous commentary over on Hackernews, this article has been “flagged” there . Update #2: A few hours later it was unflagged and is currently on the first page of HN ] The phenomenon of deplatforming in the internet age, which includes the component of publicly expressed outrage that impels companies to […]
(A long overdue review of Jaron Laniers’ “10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now“) In 1978 a former public relations and advertising exec, Jerry Mander wrote “Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television”. Mander in essence argued that “the problems with television are inherent in the medium and technology itself, and thus […]
Not even sure why we did this other than “because we could”, but try this: Setup a txt record in your domain like this: host IN TXT “”v=twitterstatus1 txthost twitterid” And basically what happens is the last tweet from “twitterid” will be placed into the contents of a TXT record for “txthost” under your domain […]