The actions of technology platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and others have generated a lot of debate. This is a pivotal moment for technology and its role in what is speech in our post-Internet society. “At every level of the tech stack, corporations are placed in positions to make value judgments regarding the legitimacy of content, including who should have access, and when and how,” notes researcher Joan Donovan. Since this is an area of interest, I found this analysis informative and educational.
It is not a surprise that 2021 has been very much like 2020 — the date doesn’t change the reality of the pandemic, political chaos, and all the harsh truths of post-Internet society. And perhaps that is why I decided to tune out — and instead spent time on things that mattered. My retreat from … Continue reading Short Strategic Retreat
Today is the day after. It was one of those mornings where you wake up and wonder if yesterday was, in fact, real-life — or was it some movie or staged reality show that you watched? Today is the day after we realized that democracy always hangs by a thread. It is just one step … Continue reading The Day After
So much confusion When autumn comes around What to do about October How to smile behind a frown? It’s hard to settle down It’s so bemusing Will they cancel the parade? We marched each October Now they say we were never even saved We must be very brave. The October Symphony, Pet Shop Boys After … Continue reading Our October Symphony
Earlier this month, I pointed out that the pandemic, and being locked indoors is turning us to social media in large numbers. And now that Facebook, Snap, and Twitter have reported their numbers, it would be an opportune time to check my thesis. During the months of April, May, and June my thesis has seemed … Continue reading Social media’s out of control growth