When twitter started its impending collapse right after Elon Musk took over, I like many jumped over to Mastodon, or more specifically to the mstdn.socialhttps://mstdn.social server. By now, anyone even vaguely interested knows “Mastodon” isn’t a thing, it’s not a … Continue reading Mastodon: Enter At Your Own Risk!
I’ve not been a big Mastodon user so far. In so much as the “twitterverse” is looking for an escape vehicle as new CEO Musk seems to thrash form one wild idea to anotherGift link: Opinion Users can leave before … Continue reading Mastodon <> Twitter
New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner John Edwards (@jce_pc), was interviewed this morning on NPR by Rachel Martin. Edwards criticized Facebook after last month’s attacks on two mosques in Christchurch were live-streamed on Facebook. It was a refreshing interview with a politician who doesn’t have all the answers, and knows it’s not his job to come up with them. He is also not beholden to big tech financing, as a New Zealand politician. Equally Edwards was clear where the blame and responsibility lay. The whole interview is well worth listening to, but Edwards rightly pointed out we have a platform that has … Continue reading ‘Facebook can’t be trusted’
aka The Interwebs attack I’ve been online in one form or another since 1978. I had an “output only” blog at ibm.com back in 1996. The one thing that has most visibly changed over that time is the attack dog that is the facebook thread, the blog comment storm, the faux outrage of people who have no real stake, no real interest, but for whom it makes them feel important by having an opinion, and better still when they can be outraged. “Don’t read the comments!” has been the mantra for years but lately, it has been the mainstream that have … Continue reading The Austin media lynch mob