Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Even large media organizations can be cowed by threats of legal action by many successful cults’ armies of lawyers. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Wikipedia prefers consensus to democracy, i.e. decisions are not reached by voting but by consent, which does not necessarily mean agreement. How Wikipedia dodged public outcry plaguing social media platforms.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

That’s what social media should be for. Putin used our naïve social media systems with their touted “social graphs” and alleged algorithms and realized it was information overload that could be easily, trivially, exploited. America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

That’s what social media should be for. Putin used our naïve social media systems with their touted “social graphs” and alleged algorithms and realized it was information overload that could be easily, trivially, exploited. America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Following is a partial listing of some of the ways in which your consortium member organizations have abrogated the spirit and substance of our long-standing agreement with you, leaving us no alternative but to take this step: Representative Democracy LLC: Your “representatives” have not represented us at all. The experiment with their service delivery model of “representative democracy” has been an abject failure. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Saving Democracy. I am worried about democracy these days. Our electoral politics are ravaged by social media manipulation, an absence of policy discussion, and the influence of money. If print enabled democracy, will the emerging electric/digital medium destroy it?

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Before social media, Web 2.0 was about content creation media.

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