I look for patterns. I connect dots. I share what I see.
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@Techmeme One more suggested link for your coverage of the Texas and Florida laws - we wrote about the Internet Society’s amicus brief at https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2023/12/can-you-kick-the-trolls-out-of-your-online-forum-u-s-supreme-court-to-decide/
(Your current coverage is at https://www.techmeme.com/231209/p5#a231209p5 )
Wow! As a longtime (decades!) #Firefox user, I had no idea this feature was added! This will now be part of my regular workflow. Thanks, @mozilla !
Here's The @internetsociety brief in the TX and FL social media content moderation cases (Moody v NetChoice/NetChoice v Paxton) before the US Supreme Court: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-277/292675/20231207150553007_ISOC_NetChoice_Final%20Brief.pdf
… but for probably 99.9% of Internet users, this is serious “eyes glaze over” territory. 😃
Way back in 1990, I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks as a field worker for an ice drilling project on the summit of Greenland’s ice sheet. The researchers were drilling to retrieve an ice core to study climate change.
When my time at the camp was over, I had the chance to hike to the edge of a glacier before leaving. It was all an amazing experience!
Ever since, I have paid attention to news out of #Greenland … and it’s not good🙁
For all of the people on here who, like me, have never heard of this... apparently "rizz" is a word (short for "charisma")... and it's Oxford's "Word of the Year" 😀 - https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/4340335-oxford-names-rizz-word-of-the-year/
Turned on the actual TV for a few minutes today.. and in that brief time I learned that Anderson Cooper is going to do a CNN special at 8:00pm ET (about 55 mins from now) on ** "AI and the Future of Humanity" **.
There is a part of me that wants to tune in just to see how cringeworthy it is - or not.
Read this thread all the way to the end…
AVFTCN 030 – Want to run an AI on your laptop? Just download one file…
5:42 am Mind = 🤯 Would you like to run a large language model (LLM) on your own local computer? So that all your data and requests stay local? Would you like your own private "ChatGPT"-like thing that you could ask questions of? I happened to be looking at my personal email the other afternoon when Simon Willison's email newsletter appeared.
And then sometimes... you just have a really good day! 😀👍🎉
AVFTCN 029 – Sunday Smorgasbord: Humane AI Pin, LEOs, Livestreaming Wikipedia editing
5:03 am Greetings from basement isolation. The dog has been let out and I’m back here in the dark. Instead of a specific topic, I want to catch up on some updates to past newsletters. So today’s note is a collection of smaller updates of different flavors. I’ll call it a smorgasboard, which of course Wikipedia has more info about…
Another surprise from @thecontinent “The resolution, passed by consensus, would see authority for global tax rules pass from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to the UN.” Was news to me and I read the FT.
This piece (essay? story? autofiction?) is really really extraordinary not only in the sociopolitical issues it brings to light but the sheer pleasure of reading it and the innovative form of it. I can't wait to read some of this guy's novels, if they're anything like this piece. https://harpers.org/archive/2023/12/the-hofmann-wobble-wikipedia-and-the-problem-of-historical-memory/
#truth #truthiness #autofiction #history #wikipedia #literature #alternativefacts
Why isn't this being shared more broadly?
Musk is indeed a dictator of one. And as much as I love Mastodon, the train left the station & it missed it. And without the equity of a mover like the EU or the US govt, it's sadly never going to pull in users to attain critical mass.
2M = BlueSky
9M = Mastodon
100M = Threads
400M = Twitter
"Why We’re Still Trapped on Twitter" - Adam Conover