social.coop#socialmedia

~Real Talk About Fake News: Towards a Better Theory for Platform Governance~
09 OCT 2017
Nabiha Syed

Which #FirstAmendment Vision Best Explains #OnlineSpeech?

"Only with a cohesive theory can we begin to resolve the central conundrum confronting #socialmedia #platforms: private companies that have built vast systems sustaining the global, networked public square, which is the root of both their extraordinary value and their damnation."

t.co/3x5X7U4A4N

Copying myself from elsewhere:

I think the newest 'hot business model' is not going to be teaching people how to get ON #socialmedia. It's going to be teaching how to ESCAPE IT.

"Here's the 80,000 privacy settings you need to change to stop people from harvesting your data like an industrial thresher."

"Here's the 15 companies RIGHT NOW providing your home address and vital statistics to anyone with Google access, and how to opt out."

People are SITTING DUCKS right now on all these platforms.

#smm #privacy

"Never get high on your own supply."

The people who designed the social media we use every day need to install child locks on their own phones and hire people to manage their social media to keep themselves off it.

theguardian.com/technology/201

Another reason for switching my primary platform to #Mastodon; it lets me easily turn off the addictive reward features, and it's not exploiting my emotional state to keep me hooked. <3 @gargron

#bsxp #socialmedia #twitter #facebook

"Let us consider a question posed by McKenzie Wark: “What if this is not still #capitalism but something worse?” Wark wonders whether today a new economic class has become #hegemonic. Perhaps, in passive revolution, the once-dominant #capitalist finds himself subordinate to a new economic actor who exploits an emerging set of #extractive processes."

thephilosophersmeme.com/2016/1

#facebook #socialmedia #platformcoop #coops

@AndStatus -

The last release, #Mastodon 1.6, now supports the #ActivityPub W3C standard that replaces the old, limited #OStatus standard.

Among other effects, this means that as more and more Mastodon #instances update to v.1.6.x, the cross-instance visibility of toots, full timelines and related user account #metadata / #statistics will change significantly for the better.

This is quite a #milestone for the #fediverse.

Kudos to @Gargron , @cwebber and the others contributing through #W3C and elsewhere.

See Eugen's blog post about this:

hackernoon.com/mastodon-and-th

#socialMedia
#microblogging
#federation
#syndication
#contentDiscovery
#development
#positiveNews
#perspective
#openSource
#ITstrategy
#community
#smartElephants
or: #smartyphants :-)

mastodon.host/media/cJFA_5eUaJ

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"SOCIAL WEB INCUBATOR COMMUNITY GROUP" (#W3C)

w3.org/community/socialcg/

"The purpose of the Social Web Incubator Community Group is to continue and extend the development of vocabularies, formats and protocols to support the distributed / federated social web, as well as related technologies (such as anti-abuse and anti-spam techniques suitable for an open web). This group continues the work of the W3C Social Web Working Group. As proposals gain support and become more stable and mature, they will be considered for migration to a W3C Working Group where they can be put on the Recommendation track with appropriate status and Intellectual Property (IP) considerations."

Co-chaired by @cwebber

#socialweb
#socialmedia
#standards
#contribution
#collaboration
#development
#community
#syndication
#federation
#taxonomy

@yvolk,
@citizenphnix

Yes, if the only concern is to get copies of the data, but from an #ITstrategy #perspective, "cloning" vs. #forking poses a #dilemma:

Developers are inspired by the excitement of #innovation.

Would a "clone variant" get enough traction and #developerinterest to ensure that future updates will get the necessary #maintenance and #qualityControl for you to continue relying on the clone?

If at a later stage, the "clone version" is not being maintained sufficiently anymore as is typical for many #openSource projects (the INTENTION to maintain may still be there, but suddenly the project halts for many months pending available volunteer developer time even just to fix a small showstopper bug...), then you are stuck with all your recent data in a useless variant which most likely is impossible to get back into the original version / #community later, should you want to switch back...

#userAccounts
#backup
#socialMedia
#resources
#planning

Een nieuw artikel op mijn weblog. Hopelijk binnenkort ook via andere kanalen te lezen. Hier heb ik veel te lang mee gewacht, dus geniet ervan!

*De ongemakkelijke relatie van de antikapitalist met het corporate internet*

"… Wat veel mensen zich misschien niet beseffen is dat big data, ook jouw data, de nieuwe olie is; zo hoog is de opbrengst en dus het belang voor het hedendaagse kapitalisme. …"

jeroenpraat.nl/channel/blogjer

#antikapitalisme #internet #socialmedia #kapitalisme #opensource

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Facebook bans Rohingya group's posts as minority faces 'ethnic cleansing' Show more

I have a #confession to make and I hope it spreads.

Someone has finally explained to me exactly what kind of asshole I want to stop being.

And because it has to do with mob behavior when we're outraged, this video will make just about anyone a better person in less than 20 minutes.

#mobpsychology #mobbehavior #calloutculture #socialmedia #birdsite #sjw #racism #bigotry #JumpingToConclusions #ModernWitchHunting #WeAreAllCointelproNow

youtube.com/watch?v=wAIP6fI0NA

How to survive the summer on the internet? ~

"#Socialmedia has become a euphemism for a transaction between you and a company: You agree to provide your real identity to a company in exchange for a set of services that make the internet more useful.

The patterns of news consumption we’ve adopted—mostly reading in silence, engaged in monogamous relationships with our devices—pull us away from the people we’re actually with, and leave us more atomized and vulnerable"

wired.com/story/surviving-this

How to survive the summer on the internet? ~

"#Socialmedia has become a euphemism for a transaction between you and a company: You agree to provide your real identity to a company in exchange for a set of services that make the internet more useful.

The patterns of news consumption we’ve adopted—mostly reading in silence, engaged in monogamous relationships with our devices—pull us away from the people we’re actually with, and leave us more atomized and vulnerable"

wired.com/story/surviving-this

2/2. The #concept of "following", as implemented on various #socialMedia #platforms, needs a global rethink anyway, and as such is currently "up for grabs" for a potential #MastodonStrategy.

As for the counter issues; Each instance should know whenever it's count is out of sync and offer the possibility to update directly from the origin.

Maybe there is a need to finance a network of hub servers to provide all instances with fast up-to-date indexes?

Even with legitimate and logical reasons behind the mismatching #synchronization, that is not a situation that will help this platform succeed.

#Mastodon
#challenges
#strategy
#performance
#credibility

@Vavassor @tschneider
@thor @AndStatus @Gargron

2/ Further on that:

Some #Mastodon instances have interests-based (domain) names, which was for example the reason to put my personal tech-focused account @LeeteqXV at the Mastodon.technology instance.

However, combined with policy filters and the fact that there WILL be many instances with either boring/stupid/etc domain names, this will never make any sense in terms of logic, expectations or "conformity".

This is why IMO we should add customizable flexibility settings to the "definition" of what is "local".

We should let all users affect what goes into their local timeline, so that it becomes much more interesting and useful.

Could even provide a set of defaults that we could easily toggle/switch between right in the column.

#informationOverload
#MastodonStrategy
#TwitterKiller
#socialMedia
#efficiency
#interests
#hashtags
#filtering