A couple claimed they learned to live without food, and news outlets ate it up - Jun. 21, 2017
Years ago I (co)founded a "eCitizenship" program that tried to look at what students need to be citizens of a virtual space. What I came to, perhaps less eloquently, is what Bonnie comes to here (http://bit.ly/2oxPkck) The current social web is built around identity, not collaboration, not citizenship. And that identity bias in software and practice can actively work against citizenship.
A lot of my work since has been about this issue -- how do we subvert the identity bias of the social web?
Interactive map of American lynchings and other white supremacist violence: http://www.monroeworktoday.org/explore/
New post: Misinformation Is a Norovirus and the Web Is a Cruise Ship.
The Skimmer Economy
New piece out on how Facebook is set to destroy local news . Why? Because it wants to use local news to make billions while local news makes nothing.
This is the skimmer economy. It is the corollary to the housing industry, where the real money is not in building houses but in financializing mortgages.
The problem is that the skimmer economy is not sustainable. It always ends up killing the host organism.
I talk about returning to a web of connection and investigation instead of this stream crap.
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