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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
PostPosted: Mon September 24, 2018 8:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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I need to watch those...what's a good youtube video download app so I can watch them offline?

Oh hey...
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On June 19, 2017, a year after the release of episode 6, Sloan hinted towards additional work into the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series.[42] On September 13, 2018, a teaser trailer titled "Wakey Wakey..." was released on the channel, teasing a new television show made in a collaboration between Blink Industries, Conaco, and Super Deluxe. The 30-second video gained over two million views within 24 hours of its release and peaked at #1 on YouTube's Trending list.[43]


EDIT: why is it that after I read The Circle and poo-poo its themes that I start to see where those themes came from and the book is starting to make more sense?


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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I need to watch those...what's a good youtube video download app so I can watch them offline?

Why do you need to watch them offline?

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Wait, if I pay for YT premium can I download videos?
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YouTube Premium subscription allows users to watch videos on YouTube without advertisements across the website and its mobile apps, including the dedicated YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids apps. Through the apps, users can also save videos to their device for offline viewing, play them in the background, and in picture-in-picture mode on Android Oreo.[25][6][7] YouTube Premium also offers original content that is exclusive to subscribers, which is created and published by YouTube's largest creators.[26] The service also offers ad-free music streaming through the YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music services.[8]
well hey hey. Off to the coffee shop's wifi!


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Twitter seems to be getting very aggressive about this. They allegedly suspended James Woods's account for discouraging people to vote, and I just got a popup telling me to #BeAVoter even though that's never been a question for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Rename this thread, "A technological society: The God That Failed", and credit the unabomber already.


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bune wrote:
I need to watch those...what's a good youtube video download app so I can watch them offline?

Oh hey...
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On June 19, 2017, a year after the release of episode 6, Sloan hinted towards additional work into the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series.[42] On September 13, 2018, a teaser trailer titled "Wakey Wakey..." was released on the channel, teasing a new television show made in a collaboration between Blink Industries, Conaco, and Super Deluxe. The 30-second video gained over two million views within 24 hours of its release and peaked at #1 on YouTube's Trending list.[43]


EDIT: why is it that after I read The Circle and poo-poo its themes that I start to see where those themes came from and the book is starting to make more sense?

I was thinking about The Circle just this morning, actually. It occurred to me that "going transparent" in the book feels sort of like what's happening with our information and the Cloud now. Or rather, where it's all leading.


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is RM considered social media?

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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is RM considered social media?


Yes, message boards are social media. Antiquated social media.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Now if only Google would stop integrating Youtube accounts into your other shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Maybe they, I dunno, don't feel like showing the entire world their stuff? It's entirely possible they show it to family and friends and leave it at that.


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bune wrote:


Maybe they, I dunno, don't feel like showing the entire world their stuff? It's entirely possible they show it to family and friends and leave it at that.


Many people can't fathom the fact that there are people out there who don't live their life in search of likes, thumbs ups, hearts, retweets, etc. I liked the world a lot better when people were more cognizant of the fact that most of us don't really give a shit about people we don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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"The tweet appears to violate Twitter’s proposed new policies around “dehumanizing” tweets, defined in a company blog post as “language that treats others as less than human ... Examples can include comparing groups to animals and viruses (animalistic), or reducing groups to a tool for some other purpose (mechanistic).”

However, a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the rules have not yet taken effect, so Farrakhan’s language is not in violation of any extant policy. The spokesperson did not give a date for when the new rule would go into effect, or if it would at all. "

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/twitter-wont-suspend-louis-farrakhan-for-tweet-comparing


As Twitter is a private business and free to run as they see fit within the laws of the US this is fine, but we need to wake to the fact that social media companies are not really platforms for sharing content.

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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This was an excellent documentary about the people who do the actual moderation on youtube, facebook etc.



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'The Cleaners': Film Review | Sundance 2018

In their first film, multimedia creators Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck offer a doc about the people who choose what you do and don't see online.

A year of journalistic interest in the role social-media lies played in the Catastrophe of November 2016 is likely a blessing for Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck's The Cleaners, an important documentary that invites viewers to now think more deeply and broadly about what does and doesn't appear in their feed-dominated media diet. Here, the focus is not only political: The "cleaners" in question are "content moderators" who spend much of their time culling porn from places it isn't welcome. But any censor has powers more expansive than he or she'd admit. This arthouse-ready doc will deepen viewers' understanding of, and concern about, some of the Internet Age's most urgent concerns.

Any heavy Facebook user or reader of online forums knows there are people, called moderators, who — depending where you are online — swoop in to delete Nazi rants from the comments section, bestiality photos from Instagram and so on. Ever wonder how many people this clean-up requires? Or how much such depressing jobs pay?

According to Block and Riesewieck's research, tens of thousands of young people are doing this work, and they aren't sitting in some office park in Kansas. The Cleaners claims that the main hub of this industry is in Manila, where Filipinos both have the language skills required to make judgments about what they read and are cheap to employ: As these workers sift through the trash of the web, many around them live by picking through literal garbage dumps in search of things to sell.

The handful of Filipino moderators we meet work for companies you know, but indirectly. Middleman subcontractors separate YouTube and Twitter from these employees, who are forbidden to say which company's content they're monitoring. All are anonymous here, and all spend their days staring at screens, looking at thousands of disturbing images a day and hitting either "ignore" or "delete."

They take their work seriously, even when it poisons their personalities or fills their dreams with creepy sex. (We hear of one monitor, whose specialty was evaluating self-harm videos, who eventually killed himself.) They believe the job is noble, but when words like "sin" start popping up in their discussion of a workday — more than 90% of the country is Christian — we have to start questioning whose values they represent as they look at provocative images you or I might think deserve to be seen.

The film gives enough examples of such issues to show how seemingly straightforward rules can (unwittingly or not) curb political speech. We see how an intense focus on deleting terrorist propaganda also silences those who want to draw the world's attention to the bombing of innocents.

And so on. These workers and their stories could easily fill a movie — especially once we view them in the light of the country's strongman leader Rodrigo Duterte — but the movie wants to squeeze in examples of media manipulation from elsewhere in the world.

We look at fake news that enabled the slaughter of Rohingya in Myanmar, where one company's algorithms are more powerful than all the world's journalists: In Myanmar, we're told, Facebook is the internet. People don't even know what email is, much less go directly to the websites of news companies to learn about the world.

We hear of censorship in Turkey, where Google let the government tell it which videos it couldn't allow on YouTube. "I did not love that resolution," says former Google policymaker Nicole Wong, letting herself off a little easy. We meet other former Googlers and Facebook managers who look back with varying degrees of regret on the ramifications of their employers' decisions.

Eighty-eight minutes is not nearly enough time to give full attention to every thread of critique here, but The Cleaners does a respectable job of fitting its unruly anecdotes into a coherent stream of thought. It's a stream that leads to at least one conclusion: The world's in trouble when corporations with little or no accountability to their customers wield the kind of power most nation-states in the history of the world could only dream of.


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