The Impossible Japanese Puzzle
"How People Inside Facebook Are Reacting To The Company’s Election Crisis: Many employees feel like they’re part of an unjust narrative that’s spiraled out of control" https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/how-people-inside-facebook-are-reacting-to-the-companys 🙄
ppl who don't understand systematic barriers are always the ones who like to talk about how "self-made" they are
Civilization 3: Complete is my favourite 4x video game and it's free to download for the next day: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-iii-complete
A quick blog post on why KRACK happened
Shared this on the birdsite, thought I might share it here too (if by some fluke you've not seen it already).
A fantastic summary of how fucked Twitter is, and just a good read, especially if you feel like dancing on Twitter's bones.
"One Person's History of Twitter from Beginning to End" by Mike Monteiro
It's not about beating the person in front of you, it's about beating the person inside of you. Most people can't beat that person.
A lot of people are missing the point of the twitter boycott. Ok heres how twitter works, they sell your data to advertisers for money, any interactions, good or bad are data they can sell.
All that harassment women get? That makes them money. All the call outs, all the toxic shit, all the fights with bad people? Makes them money.
They have a vested interest in creating engagement and nothing does that better than anger. They keep the bad people around because they know you will fight them. Thats data, they can sell that and then market to people just like you.
While they market to the people who want to abuse you too.
*not using twitter* is literally the only way to hurt them.
Clearly there's a new wave of people moving to Mastodon. Lots of pundits wrote it off as irrelevant when the first wave of people switched and found it lacking.
But unlike centralized, for-profit startups, Masto doesn't require constant growth and capital to stay alive. It doesn't require one big wave, because it can survive and grow through multiple small ones.
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I'm not participating in the one-day Twitter boycott because of a single viral news incident. I'm participating because of a systemic culture of supporting the powerful and ignoring the weak at Twitter's corporate offices. I don't think Jack Dorsey and other corporate leaders are intentionally looking to elevate harassers and silence marginalized individuals. But in seeking massive amounts of for-profit revenue, they effectively end up doing just that. Twitter's motives are broken.
I really wonder if the birdsite boycott will actually have any impact on the amount of traffic or number of “engagements”. Since 90% of their traffic is mostly bots I have to think that any “boycott” will only amount to a rounding error. Hopefully the PR impact will be much larger.
Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further http://www.businessinsider.de/facebook-russia-data-fake-accounts-2017-10 (warning: Zuckerberg's face, again. they should really stop doing that)
Turns out a guy who worked on the Sillicon Valley show used to e-mail Milo Yannouwhateverlis routinely to discuss Zoe Quinn's birth sex https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/heres-how-breitbart-and-milo-smuggled-white-nationalism
Well there goes a show I liked.
Yet another sign that #Facebook is evil: It's currently showing only half a dozen of posts in my timeline, and there's a notice at the bottom saying that I need to add more friends if I want to see more stuff. Basically if I don't connect with other people, Facebook won't tell me what my friends are doing.
(Yes, you should quit Facebook, if you're not paying you're the product, yadda yadda yadda.)