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The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

2019-02-18T10:55:10+00:00

Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. Buy your own server. Start a blog. Embrace anonymity. Own your own domain. Spend time on federated social networks rather than centralized ones. Source: The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

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How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere

2019-01-19T04:33:18+00:00

Matt and Alexis are, in their own way, trying to inject something of the old spirit of the blogosphere into their social media use. In Alexis’s case, it’s the socially mediated newsreader function. In Matt’s, it’s the comment thread, the great discussions we used to have on blogs like Snarkmarket. — Read on kottke.org/19/01/how-to-fix-social-media-by-injecting-a-chunk-of-the-blogosphere Matt

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The Real Value of Facebook – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium

2019-01-10T17:17:09+00:00

Thanks in part to recent revelations about how the company gave access to user data and private messages to Netflix, Spotify, and others, as well as the dirty tricks campaign to smear Facebook critic… — Read on medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/the-real-value-of-facebook-19d1d6cb3003

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This Chrome extension lets you block all followers of any Twitter users with one click / Boing Boing

2018-12-18T14:49:29+00:00

I like my filter bubble on Twitter. I have no interest engaging with alt-right nationalists, flat-earthers, trolls, and conspiracy theorists. I learned about a Chrome extension called Twitter Block Chain (nothing to do with blockchains), which will block all the followers of someone's twitter account with one click. It will also block all the accounts…

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