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New York, NY
Joined November 2009
I've been wondering the same thing. We have explainers for terms and conditions, and yet I feel like that transparency hasn't changed much about how people use them or the services they clarify for us.
Folks like the idea of transparency of recommender "features" or "parameters" used for personalization. What level of detail is useful? Not billions of neural net weights. Is knowing e.g. "time spent watching" is a factor useful or satisfying? What about "source credibility"?
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We were fortunate to have our panel, Digital Diaspora and Its Discontents: Networked Political Contestation and the Invocation of the Nation, accepted to #ica22 via Ethnicity & Race in Comm. We have important things to talk about with you. You won't want to miss this panel.
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yyyyyep fact-checking is going to be ineffective when you are trying to reckon with people who have a totally different set of social and emotional bases for mis/trusting information, hanging out in a medium that thrives on amplified emotion
Replying to @jayvanbavel
At first I tried to engage with some of these folks, but once dozens become hundreds and then it turns into thousands it's impossible. And fact checks didn't seem to stop them--the crowd grew larger with each fact check and more experts agreeing with my position.
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The #GlitterMeetup with @gusandrews on Security in a Box has a new date! 👉🏾 Join the conversation next Thursday 27th at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. internetfreedomfestival.org/…
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Unfortunately, we've got to postpone this a bit. Stay tuned for a new date!
🌈 Come to the next #GlitterMeetup and talk with our featured guest @gusandrews about Security In A Box and its last update! 👉🏾 See you this Thursday 13th at 9am EST / 2pm UTC on the IFF Square. internetfreedomfestival.org/…
welp back on my bullshit
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You want to fight misinformation? Start by ensuring teachers are paid and supported.
Replying to @NotNikyatu
Educators are not simply keeping the youth distracted while you work. We have the power, good and bad, to indoctrinate them or inspire them. A functioning society comprehends the magnitude of this...
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I wrote this about Signal, secure messaging, and the political challenges of utilities that won’t stop expanding. frontlinesms.com/blog/long-l…
Hey @signalapp - I need a secure messenger and I preferred you for a very long time over others because you're just that: a well documented secure messenger. I don't need: some digital currency add-on in my messenger that opens up a whole lot of questions. cc @moxie
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A reminder never to take ourselves too seriously, even if we're doing the lord's work.
A photo from the Lynn Johnson Collection, Ohio University Libraries.
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"I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art."
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There's a lot of social capital invested in this idea that computers were once virtuous or innocent machines that were corrupted by capitalism. Computing was ALWAYS embedded in financial stakes, and those with other visions were quickly toppled.
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Looking forward to Laine's book as a long-overdue corrective to the naive utopianism that got us into the current internet mess
This is a mythological framework for thinking about computer history (as my book will show!). Hackerism was only ever a subset of computer culture, and was not the dominant ideology that drove the early financialization and development of the personal computing *industry*
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Every friend I have who works in medicine is exhausted to the breaking point right now.
🚨I wrote about what this surge is doing to the healthcare system. It's bad. Though less severe, Omicron is spreading quickly enough to inundate hospitals, which can't handle the strain cos so many healthcare workers had quit or are now sick. 1/ theatlantic.com/health/archi…
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Reflecting on a circa 2000 techno-utopianist canard from @davewiner that has not aged well scripting.com/davenet/2000/0… Ironically, the headline "How to make money on the internet" has aged better than this quote.
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Since the insurrection, the Proud Boys have been creating city and state domain names that I've been tracking together with tech colleagues at @humanrights1st
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For your blocking and filtering pleasure, a list of every 'Proud Boys' regional domain name created since the insurrection, with registrar, in chronological order. gist.github.com/alexanderurb…
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One year ago today I got a call to come quickly and pick up my 3yo at daycare because there was a violent insurrection just blocks away. I haven't seen progress to prevent that from happening again, and algorithmic detection ain't it.
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