data-mined by your own apartment/landlord Show more
I make some exceptions sharing twitter threads when it’s something important.
More and more businesses are realizing they can add surveillance to where it wasn’t possible before. Landlords are pushing hard for this in order to gain more control, to sell your data (extremely private data). The IoT devices are a boon for amoral corps, allowing them to perpetuate _massive_ land grabs to tip the status quo.
Recently reading about deer being introduced into Australia reminded about how African Oryx were introduced into the region where I grew up: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/learn/nature/african-oryx.htm
What I wasn't aware of until I read that article was that people also introduced two other foreign species. We're always going on about invasive species, but seem to give a pass to the ultimate invasive species. 🤔
@brion I figured you knew what it meant, but I decided to state the obvious anyway. It is fun to imagine entities being something alien or super natural. Hidden in the definition of terms.
@brion I assume they are referring to legal entities like corporations.
Digital Capitalism (A conversation with Douglas Rushkoff) Show more
@smays Communities providing services for themselves in various ways where some people pay with money and some people pay with service to the community and some people don't pay. But those are probably not the profit maximizing services that people have in mind. But not everything needs to be provided in profit maximizing form. (Like the mastodon instance I'm on.)
@cwebber Ow! My brain!
@whoisgina People can email you a tweet from twitter now? That seems weird...
I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me
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@Greg I'm not sure what article people are talking about. Is this it? https://web.archive.org/web/20190118192445/https://www.dailydot.com/debug/mastodon-fediverse-eugen-rochko/
@liw My reading queue also keeps steadily growing. I really should probably prune it at this point. Reading queue bankruptcy! Okay, maybe too extreme.
The New York Times killed their behavorial advertising integrations in prep for GDPR and... it went fine! Their revenue actually increased:
(Edited to note: This only applied to their pages served in Europe, as far as I can tell.)
@liw I may have also done that at least once (okay, maybe twice). I have since tried to be a little more organized about my reading queue. 😊
@clacke That's okay. I think most of us walk around with more awareness and knowledge of cultural artifacts than we've actually experienced first hand. You've just added to mine this morning. :)
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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