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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.

Look at it this way, if you ever wondered what it was like to be ruled by a comic book villain who only thinks he is a supervillain, now's your chance!

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?
boingboing.net/2018/12/11/kill

Brexit grandiosity

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. youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzM

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"

theconversation.com/bizarre-da

So here's a prediction for y'all...

UK PM Theresa May will lose the upcoming parliamentary votes on Brexit and will do a turn-about and support a People's Vote to try to salvage her Prime Ministership.

What do you think?

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
Oh
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

The Stooges
Search and Destroy
1973

youtube.com/watch?v=JCxwuhuBlS

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