Welcome to my indieweb blog, this is a place where I stock Bookmarks, Articles I'm reading or on my #readlater list, short notes and longer articles about my different interests.
Looking for a new challenge | Info Aggregation, Monitoring Disinformation,Veille |
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People will always have the Right to read and write bullshit, satire, disinformation and plain junk news, that's here to stay, so the only manner for a society to be able to distinguish with discernment the difference between Knowledge, fact based, data driven information and the former is through free Education, free University, free media literacy embedded into everything we learn, as if the ability to discern information was the only guarantee for free and sane democracies.
The future will need citizens able to discern that a false argument, based on polarization and divisiveness with the potential to stir up hatred and racism pronounced by an AI deepfake is just that : a digital weapon designed to disrupt the information field
Meanwhile the US news cycle is being driven by a narcisistic ego maniac predator making decisions that have a global impact and we're supposed to watch this and go along with it from an European point of view.
While our very own copycats are already in action.
They say people prefer the original to fade copies but in the meantime, all across the planet, Trump has emboldened authoritarianism, defiance of the justice system and military response against civilian dissent in a way that will take decades to undo, if ever.
Information is important, its flow shouldn't either be regulated by the State or by for profit private corporations, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Netflix, information should be free they say but what if, it is drowned under torrents of bullshit junk news within societies that can't discern truths from lies?
What happens next?
If your platform cannot survive with the inflated, manipulated "growth" brought by conspiracy theories, antivax, political or religious radicalisation on demand (think YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and even more spots like Parler/Gab/Bitchute)
You are part of the problem or at the very least maintaining it for profit.
The Birdsite outage, finally part of the world can breath, for those on the blue bird platform, make sure to teleport yourself to the fediverse where decentralization put users in control of their time-line. This note is syndicated to Twitter and Mastodon from my blog.
The best thing that could happen to the birdsite : Twitter outage before elections. Maybe that's gonna slow down the info war.
That's a cool wordpress feature that completely missed my radar !Link
Since a few months I'm using @mapkyca Known packages instead of the bleeding edge composer install, not sure why, but with composer I managed to bork my installation to the point of not being able to syndicate to Twitter, Mastodon, hence I went back to Known release, meaning tedious upgrades are back !
More than a thousand #Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.
The recipe I'm using to publish as of now :
Updates on my blog can take several forms, a simple link I want to bookmark to read later, a status update with or without a link, a picture, audio, video, event, geo checkin etc.. It could also be a long post format about something specific I'm ranting about or passionately want to share with the world. The point is, I'm trying to create value and data on my blog first and thanks to the wonders of #micropub #Indieweb #webmentions I can push what I create on my blog to different social media platforms : birdy site is still a place, even tho I find myself pushing to #fediverse more often than I push to Twitter.
By using WithKnown & it's different plug-ins (Twitter, Mastodon, Facebook pages) I can publish on my blog, push copies to silo networks or the fediverse and cherry on top of the cake : get reactions to my posts on silo networks or on the fediverse to be pulled back to my website original post, as if these reactions (Comment, retoot/retweets/shares/favs/likes) were all different kinds of interactions, no matter where they come from on the web.
And of course if you own an #Indieweb compatible website / blog you can use my URL to comment directly on your website and it will stack up like any other reaction chronologically under my original post.
That's the web we should build while these pivot in behavior slowly dephase the silo networks out of our lives and we proclaim the Open Web to be "The Social Network" it should have been in the first place.
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