Long, long ago, I built personality tests designed to go viral on what we called “the blogosphere”. That same mechanism was used to harvest personal data from 50M Americans. Here’s how. https://words.werd.io/personality-tests-and-the-downfall-of-democracy-9a4fe2e835e5?source=linkShare-3b16402f5b9d-1521392770
I would dearly like to see open source and decentralized startups apply to Matter. I’m on your side. https://medium.com/matter-driven-narrative/build-the-media-platform-of-tomorrow-49e00e246d20?source=linkShare-3b16402f5b9d-1520003023
Really hoping I see some decentralized social services as part of the application for Matter’s ninth cohort. Which opens for pitches on Thursday.
It’s actually two minutes to midnight, for real. https://werd.io/2018/its-two-minutes-to-midnight-for-real
Eventually, every app-based service builds for the web. Here’s why. https://werd.io/2018/eventually-every-app-builds-for-the-web-heres-why
Designing consent for the GDPR is onerous - and that’s a good thing: https://werd.io/2018/designing-consent-for-the-gdpr-is-onerous---and-thats
Good interview with Reid Hoffman. I hadn’t considered the DMCA angle on hate speech, but he’s absolutely right. https://play.radiopublic.com/recode-decode-hosted-by-kara-swisher-2Gq0A8/ep/s1!c93a8517552cba9508ee59eef347c7cd3a6c1746
Okay, having an iOS app completely elevates Mastodon. Let's see.
I'm curious about how Mastodon is organized, and how they're going to make it sustainable (in terms of people continuing to contribute and make it awesome, not necessarily money).
This is pretty cool. I'm not on board with the Tweetdeck-style interface, but maybe I can find an alternative one? I'd also like to run my own hub, obviously.