How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.
'...How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”...'
'Donald Trump, answering a phone call about Santa Claus from a child, 7, on Christmas Eve:
"Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?"
Trump sat in front of a roaring fireplace with his wife Melania.'
#xmas tips for family conversations today 😁
Buckminster Fuller’s Three Keys to Waking Up & Changing the World
1. Your life does not belong to you.
2. Don’t change people—change the environment.
3. We have enough for everybody—to see how, think of the world as a whole system.
"...Fuller’s key idea is that we have enough resources to house, clothe and feed everybody on the planet, but we aren’t doing so. His mission, then, was to create systems solutions that would allow us to properly use the resources we already have for the good of all, instead of maintaining inequality..."
Let's hope for a better 2019 👍
@jd I knew nothing about this artist except that their concerts been cancelled by the government in multiple places. One person in comments says it's deeply policital, with vampires=rulers drinking blood of the people and eating dead USSR ideology, supported by coppers, using church for propaganda, carousel being a name for falsifications and that they will burn themselves. Text doesn't say this and is just quite psychedelic.
War on Christmas?
Where do I enlist??
but there's no army 😢 really
MT @DAFaaliyet@twitter.com ["Revolutionary Anarchist Action", Turkey]:
Young Workers Association (GIDER) was in the protest against economic crisis. The protest held on 22nd December, in Bakırköy Square, Istanbul.
GIDER walked with black/red flags and a banner " you are crisis; we are liberation".
We salute GIDER who raised sharing and solidarity against economic crisis, and their slogans against Capitalism.
Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it's written by men
– by Victoria Leonard
'#Wikipedia has a gender bias that really bites: between 84-91% of editors are men. The vast majority of people who create this incredible knowledge resource come from a very narrow demographic. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, 83% of biographies on Wikipedia are about men.
Out of 1.5m biographies on Wikipedia, only 17.7% focus on women. That skew is even more apparent when it comes to classics: one Wikipedia editor estimated in 2016 that only 7% of biographies of classicists featured women.
[....] Only 20% of pages about women on Wikipedia feature images. How can you be it if you can’t see it?...'
Markor: Markdown & todo.txt text editor - v1.5 update released - Multiple windows, Markdown tasks, theming
Get it now from Google Play or F-Droid! :)
Solidarity with Adrien Beauduin
'The Vice Presidency Maite Mola of Party of the European Left declares on the imprisonment of Adrien Beauduin in #Hungary, one of the leaders of the new student movement 'Szabad Egyetem':
The Party of the European Left stands in solidarity with
Adrien Beauduin, who has been placed under arrest and was held in jail for three days. He is one of the leaders of the new student movement 'Szabad Egyetem'.
For some time we have been watching with deep concern the antidemocratic developments in Hungary.
[....] We urge the Hungarian Government to immediately end the measures it has taken against Adrien Beauduin. In addition, we call for action by the European Union to defend fundamental rights in Hungary.'
#BitCoin #WallCoin #Murica #Whatever #LOL
Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”
– '...US Congressman Warren Davidson said that he had offered what he referred to as a "modest proposal" in the form of his "Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act." [....] to plan, design, construct, or maintain a barrier along the international border between the United States and Mexico." The funds would go into an account called the "Border Wall Trust Fund," and a public website would be set up to process donations electronically.
Rep. Davidson told NPR's Steve Inskeep that the donations could come from anyone and be gathered in a number of ways."You could do it with this sort of, like, crowdfunding site," Davidson explained. "Or you could do it with blockchain—you could have Wall Coins."...'
'If trolls knew when to quit—they wouldn’t be trolls.' 😐
88,500 tons of joke bombs he dropped on Iraq and Kuwait still tickle the funny bone. The way he physically reached out to his female fans and non-fans, even as young as 16, really warms the heart. What a monster...er, man. What a man.
budapest activist, photographer & one of many co-admins of the soc.ialis.me collective
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