New from me: the tech companies want to reframe the NZ conversation to be about the speed of video takedowns. But we need to talk about the root problem. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/opinion/facebook-youtube-new-zealand.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
Me: Yes, my right eye is plastic [taps eye with fingernail].
You: So, you can't see through it?
Me: Can you see through it?
Do you follow any @YouTube@twitter.com channels where they review/share/critique other YouTube channels? I am thinking across genres and subjects. A channel that aims to broaden what people watch and subscribe to.
#DHG19 @DrEmmaRich@twitter.com - boys muscularity as a social pressure - the tech never tells teens when it's a good time to stop - self-monitoring as forms of manual & emotional labour - producing monetisable data for tech companies is hard work
New review continues to show that the fear of smart phones and social media was built on a castle made of sand. Turns out almost all of previous research never bothered to validate their assessments of smart phone use - and that appears to have been a HUGE mistake (thread)
Episode one of @email@example.com focuses on one of the world’s first openly gay politicians - who also happened to be a leading member of the Nazi Party https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bad-gays/id1455620224?mt=2#episodeGuid=badgayspod.podbean.com%2Fepisode-1-ernst-rohm-0059671d0e184b6804d5a96809074c62
Medium dilutes the hell out of your brand and gives Medium editorial control over your content if the company doesn't like it (they've been known to ban more politically edgy writers). I have no idea why anyone uses it. https://twitter.com/BradyDale/status/1107638681878315009
Selten geschmacklos: Politikerin missbraucht Anschlag für ihre Zensurforderung.
Glaubt nach dem bei @Facebook@twitter.com live übertragenen Terroranschlag in @Neuseeland@twitter.com noch wer, dass wir keine guten Regeln für die kommerziellen Plattformen brauchen? Rechtsstaat muss abwägen zwischen Meinungsfreiheit und Schutz vor Terror!
Not All Journalists is the new Not All Men
BARTHES: the author is dead
JK ROWLING: actually the author is alive
...Actually, you know what? There's just one. Because let's be honest. If liberal students, leftwing media, and the Democratic Party were all trying to get a conservative prof fired for 5-year old tweets dug up by some campus SJW, you better believe you'd have heard of it by now.
Because this story has it all: long-ago tweets, ginned up outrage, scandalized students, and demands that a professor be terminated without due process. There's even a state politics angle. So why are you just now being made aware of it?
There are a couple of possibilities.
(Note: terms that absolutely no one in the media has used so far to describe this episode include snowflakes, call-out culture, victimhood culture, outrage culture, cancelled, coddled, PC run amok, censorship, self-censorship, fragility, identity politics, or micro-aggressions.)
(Note: according to a 2017 Cato survey, 41% of Republicans and 42% of conservatives believe that saying police are racist is a form of hate speech. Fully half of all Americans support barring from campus a speaker who criticizes or disrespects the police.)
THREAD: I'm on record as saying that there are a lot of sincere and principled people working the campus politics/free speech beat, but lately I've grown much more cynical about the entire thing. I'd like to give you an example of why.
Holy shit Myspace has lost every piece of music uploaded to their site between 2003 and 2015. An entire archive just... gone, forever. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/b2381s/myspace_lost_all_music_uploaded_from_2003_to_2015/
Genuinely curious - If you came up on one of these platforms, would you rather your record be featured in one of these categories in the crates or alphabetically with the rest of the records within the rap section? https://twitter.com/fc__jy/status/1106719605509128192
Zuckerberg himself may not be directly involved in all these #edtech investments - there's a team at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative - but this is how the profits of surveillance capitalism are being spent to transform public education https://www.raise.me/how-it-works
Endlessly amazed how the platform university is being built right in our faces yet hardly anyone (except the investors funding it) notices - the Handshake platform for linking students to employers just got $40million from a VC team including Zuckerberg https://www.joinhandshake.com/
hopeless culture/queer/politics romantic + webtheorythusiast. feminist bc still can't not be.
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