Linked: CNN Shutting Down Its Facebook In Australia Shows How Removing 230 Will Silence Speech
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Linked: CNN Shutting Down Its Facebook In Australia Shows How Removing 230 Will Silence Speech

And this same song and dance will repeat for every single site on the internet until there’s very little left. The only companies with enough resources to actually do all the things that would be required to monitor all content, ironically, would be Google, Facebook, etc.

Gee, it’s almost like giving them a gift, eliminating ALL of the competition. It’s no wonder Facebook has been asking for regulation. They know the rest of us won’t be able to keep up.

Culture is Defined by the Worst Behavior Tolerated
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Culture is Defined by the Worst Behavior Tolerated

I wish I could take credit for the line in the title. But, I can’t. It has, however, been rumbling around in my brain for the past couple of days since I heard John Amaechi say it on a recent episode of Adam Grant’s podcast “Worklife” (Go listen to the whole episode, it’s very thought-provoking)

In an episode about how to build an anti-racist workplace, this was the line that sort of stopped not only me, but Adam as well. And, I think it applies to much more than anti-racism.

Linked: Twitter announces new features to help you make money and fight trolls
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Linked: Twitter announces new features to help you make money and fight trolls

The Super Follow option to charge for access to some of your tweets got all the headlines, and holds exactly zero interest for me, but this little gem might be interesting.

“Twitter is working on a new Communities feature for the platform, which will let users create groups with people who share similar interests. The feature will essentially work like Facebook Groups, and it will let you share tweets exclusively with your community members.”

The Insanity of Forcing Tech Companies to Pay For Linking to News

The Insanity of Forcing Tech Companies to Pay For Linking to News

I’m sure many of you have already seen the ongoing battle between Facebook, and Google, and the Australian government. The government, mostly at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, is about to pass a law that forces the “big tech” companies to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for the content that is linked to on Google News or on Facebook. 

I’m hear to argue that this is legitimately insane. 

Would you Pay for Tweetdeck or Advanced Twitter Features?

Would you Pay for Tweetdeck or Advanced Twitter Features?

If they really want to charge for Tweetdeck, it needs to be treated like a commercial product. Since they brought it in years ago, Twitter has basically just left it sitting on the shelf. There hasn’t been a lot of development, there’s no longer an iOS app, and some native Twitter features, like deleting a tweet, aren’t integrated with Tweetdeck. So, if you’re looking to make some money by charging for Tweetdeck, I get it, but I’m gonna need a little more effort from you Twitter.