Relevant
Relevant Feed
Bringing context to the space between culture and technology.
1537 Members
See All
We'll be adding more communities soon!
© 2019 Relevant Protocols Inc.
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."
It’s super important that there are spaces out there for people to educate themselves and others and to feel supported during their journey. “YouTube lets people get more detailed information and find out more about how to transition, and ways to live a healthy life," she said. "People can find someone who's like them [on YouTube] and feel less alone." ...Read More
"Under the current regime of so-called independence, dictated by an increasingly small number of platforms, we are divided and – as presaged by this recent cluster of closures – all too easily conquered." ...Read More
Have you heard that reality has collapsed? Post-truth politics, the death of facts, fake news, deep-state conspiracies, paranoia on the rise. Such pronouncements are often feverish objections to a nightmarish condition. Yet inside the echo chamber of twenty-first-century communication, their anxiety-ridden recirculation can exacerbate the very conditions they attempt to ...Read More
A programmer from Mozilla writes this article, "Open source doesn't make money bacause it's not designed to", but he mentiond 6 different ways to create profit. ...Read More
Unlike fb and other social networks, at Relevant we are committed to putting our money where our mouth is when we say the word ‘community’. "Life online can offer us a sense of belonging in any number of virtual villages. But the power to control those spaces isn’t very communal at all."
"It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not true. I have seen many people spill out their emotions, their guts online, and I did so myself until I began to see that Commodification means that you turn something into a product that has a money value. In the nineteenth century commodities were made in factories by workers who were mostly exploited. I created my interior thoughts as commodities for the corporations that owned the board that I was posting to, like Compuserve ...Read More