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Has Facebook been good for the world?
โ€“ 15 influencers weigh in on the companyโ€™s 15th birthday.
vox.com/technology/2019/2/4/18
โ€ข Malcolm Gladwell
โ€ข Sherry Turkle
โ€ข Jonah Peretti
โ€ข Ro Khanna
โ€ข Brooke Binkowski
โ€ข Steven Pinker
โ€ข Jonathan Haidt
โ€ข Peter W. Singer
โ€ข David Axelrod
โ€ข Dana Perino
โ€ข Mark Warner
โ€ข Meredith Broussard
โ€ข Aminatou Sow
โ€ข Antonio Garcia-Martinez
โ€ข Kara Swisher

@jd That's what I call destroying capitalism.

how many times & how loudly can I LOL? ๐Ÿค”
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜€ ... ๐Ÿ˜

Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave
arstechnica.com/information-te
'...A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customersโ€™ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access the the offline wallet that stored the digital coins. British Columbia-based QuadrigaCX is unable to access most or all of another $53 million because itโ€™s tied up in disputes with third parties...'

I'm trying to get back to my habit of blogging stuff I find and posting original stuff here on Mastodon โ€“ I will resist the lures of the Fb Algorithm!

me blog: jdinhu.noblogs.org/20190204/32


Slavoj Zizek โ€” Eurocentrism & the European Legacy

How to spot fact from online fiction
1 Who wrote it?
2 Does the headline match the article?
3 Whatโ€™s the web address?
4 Is it satire?
5 How widely reported is it?
6 Whatโ€™s the source?
7 Is it a scientific claim?
8 What do the fact checkers have to say?

wikitribune.com/article/4869/

@jd I know saying "oh shit, that's horrible" isn't enough, but oh shit that really is horrible. And just saddening. :/

'Pontiac, Illinois, is home to one of the stateโ€™s major maximum security prisons. This is a map of Pontiac Illinois. Can you find the prison? Itโ€™sโ€ฆ not that hard.

(IL is one of 44 states where prisoners count for districting as living in the prison but cannot vote.)'

source: twitter.com/JohnFPfaff/status/

wasn't a moderate.

Cornell West '...These neoliberal revisionists thrive on the spectacle of their smartness and the visibility of their mainstream status โ€“ yet rarely, if ever, have they said a mumbling word about what would have concerned King, such as US drone strikes, house raids, and torture sites, or raised their voices about escalating inequality, poverty or Wall Street domination under neoliberal administrations โ€“ be the president white or black...'

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

@jd They always do. It's highly predictable.

Also it's not that Watson is doggedly telling the truth about genetics despite political unpopularity - which is what the right wingers usually claim. It's that he's wrong about the science and letting his personal prejudice overtake his judgement.

DNA pioneer James Watson has final honours stripped amid racism row
independent.co.uk/news/science

Tragic ๐Ÿ˜ขโ€‹
Watson needs to read Stephen Jay Gould's book 'The Mismeasure of Man'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_

article: '...According to top geneticists, even the most sophisticated DNA assessments are unable to find solid evidence of racial differences in intelligence.

Dr Watson told an interviewer in 2007 he was โ€œinherently gloomy about the prospect of Africaโ€ because โ€œall our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours โ€“ where all the testing says not reallyโ€.

He also said that while he would like everyone to be equal, โ€œpeople who have to deal with black employees find this is not true"...'

โ€˜Traditional masculinityโ€™ deemed โ€˜harmfulโ€™ by American Psychological Association
โ€“ article: thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled โ€œtraditional masculinityโ€ as โ€œharmfulโ€ in a new report.

The label is in the report titled โ€œGuidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,โ€ a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of โ€œMonitor on Psychologyโ€ magazine.

โ€œTraditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit malesโ€™ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,โ€ according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report: apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-

@jd Have a friend who works there and I'm not surprised. Also there's "Resistance" type art all over the place to make it seem "quirky" and "alternative"

@jd i don't think this works tbh, a lot of people aren't comfortable being called queer. lgbt+ is not an ideal term, but this proposal certainly isn't better in my opinion.

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