Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
The EU says it wants Europeans to engage with it: now that 4 MILLION of them have opposed mass censorship through #Article13, will they listen?
Great video by @aral
'Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia'
Underlying Brexit is this revanchist "Britannia rules the waves" mentality which is frankly out of contact with reality.
"We aren't negotiating with the EU; they are negotiating with us. We'll just put forward our red lines and they will be forced by our economic might to agree."
No and no.
"The EU is a smorgasbord, you just pick and choose the parts you like and leave the rest."
How's that workin' for you, UKia?
What's that sound? The sound of empire crumbling to dust.
Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
So the universe is primarily composed of... coffee?
Sounds about right! :)
"Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe – what my research suggests"
I'm a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby, detonate for me
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Search and Destroy
NIC Handle: HEH
Orange warbler tweet
Sly buffoon prevaricates
While Putin prevails
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