Tag: Facebook
When Warmed Over Georgism Becomes Neoliberalism
I have a personal rule — I think you should never review a book that you strongly disagree with or strongly agree with. If you entirely agree, then a “review” would be nothing more than an echo. But if you strongly disagree there’s also little point to writing a review, the disagreements cannot be isolated…
Portuguese Media Coordinator Update: February and March 2016
Este é meu primeiro relatório de coordenação de mídias e estes são nossos números em fevereiro e março: Facebook: 4311 curtidas (+68) Twitter: 125 seguidores (+5) Tumblr: 31 seguidores (+0) Publicamos dois artigos inéditos neste período e buscamos divulgamos o conteúdo desenvolvido pelo Centro por intermédio da republicação diária de textos de nosso repositório. Nos próximos…
Congratulating Police for Not Killing Us?
Multiple news outlets have circulated a viral Facebook post, dated October 27th, from author Steven Hildreth, Jr. regarding a positive interaction with the Tucson Police Department. Hildreth describes being pulled over for a broken headlight. He informs the officers he has a concealed carry permit, and is currently armed. He cooperates showing them his weapon, and his…
From Cecil to McKinney: Desktop Regulatory State Justice
On July 31st, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act (CECIL), crudely named after the slain lion whose death, at the hands of a Dallas dentist, sparked great outcry. The Act seeks to place further restrictions on the import and export of endangered wildlife or the…
Good Riddance to Old News Outlets on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents James C. Wilson‘s “Good Riddance to Old News Outlets” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. Rather than having a handful of sources owned by the elite, we have infinite options to choose from. While it is true that much of internet content is rubbish, much of it is also greatly…
New Zealand is Trolling with its Anti-Trolling Bill
On June 30th, New Zealand’s parliament passed a bill that attempts to outlaw cyber-bullying and other forms of inappropriate online behavior. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill’s maximum penalties include two years in jail or fines of up to $33,900 in American dollars. The law establishes a new agency to investigate damage caused by digital communications. Digital bullying is…
Addio alla Vecchia Informazione
Uno studio recente condotto in dodici paesi dal Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism ha scoperto un incremento di quasi il 10% nell’uso di dispositivi mobili per l’accesso alle informazioni. Lo stesso studio ha scoperto un incremento del 42% in riferimenti a Facebook come fonte informativa, mentre anche Apple e Google diventano sempre più…
Good Riddance to Old News Outlets
A recent 12-country study from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found a near ten percent increase in the use of mobile devices to access news. Additionally the report found a 42% increase in referrals to news sources from Facebook, with Apple and Google also gaining popularity as news sources. More people, especially younger people, are getting…
Jaron Lanier: “Proprietà Intellettuale” e Parassitismo di un Sistema Violento
Pare che gli ultra-trentacinquenni non amino altro che sentirsi dire che internet, e il rapido sviluppo culturale sviluppatosi in parallelo, è stato un terribile sbaglio le cui ripercussioni ci perseguiteranno. E poi c’è il mare di scribacchini opportunisti, tutti allineati nel descrivere questo loro spasmo generazionale reazionario come la voce contraria della ragione. Dicono che…
Jaron Lanier, “Intellectual Property” and Parasitism on the System of Violence
Over-35s seem to love nothing more than being told that the Internet — and the rapid cultural developments that have paralleled it — have been a terrible mistake with huge downsides that will surely doom us. And there’s no end to the opportunistic hacks lining up to dress this generational reactionary spasm as the contrarian…
Relatório da Coordenação de Mídias em Português: Maio de 2014
No último mês, foram publicados 20 artigos em português no C4SS. Nove deles foram escritos por mim e por Valdenor Júnior, dialogando especificamente com o público de língua portuguesa, em particular o brasileiro. Tivemos 137 republicações, com uma média de 6,85 republicações por texto. Nós mais que dobramos a quantidade de textos republicados por sites…
When It Comes to Misogyny, Facebook Learned from the US Government
Lately, feminist activists are organizing against a litany of misogynist Facebook pages that glorify violence against women or treat it as a joke, pages with names like “Raping Your Girlfriend” and “Fly Kicking Sluts in the Uterus.”  The activists’ primary tactics include making specific demands for changes to Facebook’s moderation policy and “calling on Facebook users…
Meia Légua, Meia Légua, Meia Légua Avante(*)
As coisas certamente ficarão piores antes de melhorar, mas a catinga do medo circunda o estado e seus defensores.
Half a League, Half a League, Half a League Onward
Tom Knapp on new developments in the information war.
The Cruel Irony of Political Libertarianism
If you’re a libertarian, you want to be left in peace, but you must be political in some capacity to achieve that goal. Oh, the agony!
Uploading N00dz of Turkish Emperors to Facebook
The Turkish state is now considering banning Facebook after “offensive” political content was discovered. Limiting free speech can only help rulers and hurt the ability of everyone else to point out that their emperors are … inappropriately dressed for the privilege of rulership.
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