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New post from the Relevant Blog re: political ads, attention, and algorithmic manipulation 🚨 "The problem isn't just advertising, it's the attention economy. When platforms like Twitter and Facebook use engagement-based algorithms, there's no such thing as "free and fair" civil discourse on their networks — even without targeted political ads."
“Consumer welfare,” rather than citizen welfare, is our primary concern. We assume that rising share prices signify something good for the economy as a whole, as opposed to merely increasing wealth for those who own them. In this process, we have moved from being a market economy to being what ...Read More
It’s gotten to the point where the tech giants know more about you than the government does. Take it from Yael Eisenstat, who served as a CIA officer, a diplomat in East Africa, and an adviser to Vice President Biden before joining Facebook in 2018 to tackle its election meddling ...Read More
XR's founder assumes that simply by stringently adopting nonviolence while provoking the state, any escalating violence from the state will be seen as illegitimate by the general public in the capital, and will end up growing and empowering the movement. But this would only be the case if XR was ...Read More
Millions of Flickr images were sucked into a database called MegaFace. Now some of those ...Read More
“When we talk about generations, we’re not talking age cohort astrology for desperate brand managers—we’re talking history. The three big groups that dominate discourse are really three different experiences of empire. The boomers got a full dose, and despite the MAGA paroxysm remain irrationally exuberant about America. While post-empire Gen ...Read More
Time to brush up on practicing those micro-expressions!! No doubt if this results in better "productivity" for companies we will see it further adopted. ...Read More
"In the now infamous debacle of the Boeing 737 MAX, the company produced a plane outfitted with a half-assed bit of software programmed to override all pilot input and nosedive when a little vane on the side of the fuselage told it the nose was pitching up. [...] It is ...Read More
Marcus Gilroy Ware has a brilliant section talking about this in his book on Capitalism, Emotion, and Social Media from Repeater Books.
This story is currently breaking the internet. 'I Was Caroline Calloway Seven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I’m ready to tell my side of the story. By Natalie Beach.' ...Read More
"The challenge of making an ecosocialist revolution is huge — and there is no guarantee of victory. But there is no more noble goal in this time than to work with others to try to make it happen."
"Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in October 1966 in Oakland, California. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense against the US government and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community-based programs.At its peak in 1969, the party had a membership of 10,000. ...Read More
"New Models speaks with Z, founder of Black Socialists of America (BSA) about the organization's recently launched DUAL POWER MAP: a critical tool for building a new economic order in America within the existing capitalist structure, starting with black worker-owned businesses and co-ops. (w/ @LILINTERNET & Caroline Busta) For ...Read More