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The @eff needs to make an app that parodies those "which Character are you" things on and

Instead of choosing your Harry Potter or Star Wars likeness, it shows you the data it knows about you over your head.

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The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.

We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.

The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.

I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.

[2/2] Does this mean that and will never be able to compete fully?

Does need to be changed? It's being changed regardless of the law, thanks to the web. Many people raised with the web think nothing of using an image they found online. Creators of goodies recognize the work put into things and respect copyright, and corporations force creators into bad contracts and exploit copyright for their own benefit.

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Plausible deniability sure helps big corporate silos.

When it comes to YouTube will nail anyone "little person" not authorized to post a song or show clips. Yet, that platform wouldn't be the 'be all-end all' for interweb video if copyright was strictly enforced.

Similarly, we can assume that Spotify and Pandora wouldn't exist without Napster. Certainly, playlists wouldn't exist without cassette tape mixes.

Yet, creators do moderate and enforce copyright. [1/2]

Is it safe to assume that Stargirl is the super hero for country music lovers?

The fact that we can have multiple open source operating systems but not one open source fully fledged browser that is not tied to a company worries me. The web truly has gotten way too complex.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.

That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.

If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:

a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.
Source: zdnet.com/article/sources-mozi

News from 2035 -
The Computer Hosting President Algorithm Is Failing But Since It Abolished The Government's Ability to Collect Taxes How Will We Fix It?

The new Transformer series on Netflix is exactly what we all feel about zombies in fiction. The Autobots and Decepticons are exhausted with themselves. Like the Suicidal Tendancies, they just want a Pepsi.

It is sad. How can animator characters act like they don't even want to be in the animation?

Just bad storytelling all around.

It's that time of the month again, where I say, "oh shit, Medium is still a thing?"

We have spent years telling people that voting is the way to get politicians to listen. Both voters and the leaders now believe this. So when it comes to reaching out with letters/social media posts voters aren't heard, they are 'complaining.' Protests are no longer a political tool, but terrorism. This is the world we have created.

Creative professions are deeply undervalued. Artists, writers, and all kinds of creatives are underpaid. People shamelessly steal their work and treat it like a disposable commodity. People act as if it just magically appeared one day and don't bother to credit whoever made it.

Ironically, people everywhere keep trying to use that same work to make money, without having done any of the work themselves.

Our society dismisses creators while voraciously consuming the things they create.

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Seriously, I hope people stop referring to the things they create as "content". You're not just making generic stuff to fill up space on a website owned by people who don't care about it. Your work deserves more respect than that. You deserve more respect than that.

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The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

Professionals using video conferencing during : Sorry. Please bear with me, I'll figure it out. Virtual meetings (insert nervous laughter).

NO. YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE PREPARED AND TEST THINGS BEFORE HAND. IT IS CALLED BEING A PROFESSIONAL.

The conservative governments want schools open because kids won't go & they will have more future voters.

How? A child with a snotty nose will be sent home. Do you know any kids without snotty noses?

Parents will tire of picking up 'sick' kids & quit sending them altogether. These children will grow to adulthood without a proper education and vote conservatively.

Hang out with me this Sunday evening at the Women in AI book club!

5pm PST/8pm EST
I hope I get at least one question about giraffes
eventbrite.com/e/women-in-ai-b

I think my Bluetooth toothbrush is spying on me.

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