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- Fuck Corporate Social Responsibility – Practice Human Responsibility!
- That’s not really a Publication
- Information Markets: Messages + Marketing, Anonymity + Authentication
- Rational Media as Alternative Currency
- People who almost exclusively base their existence on retard media find the term unacceptable
- Family: Is it good / bad parenting to raise your children with fairy tales / harsh reality?
- Language as a Social Construction of Reality
- Jason Calacanis talk with Prisoners @ St. Quentin about Skills they need for Success
- Same Procedure as Every Year
- If Copyright Mattered, Youtube Wound Not Exist — Hence: It Doesn’t Matter
- Who Cares What Retard Media Say?
- Virtual Reality vs. European Community Fantasy
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- Click Here
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- Youtube Announcement
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- Social Media Sentiment Analysis
- Fairy Tale Story Images
- Ship Foliage
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- Hillary Clinton: Wall Street Should Work for Main Street
- LinkedIn Fakes
- Godwin’s Law, -2.0
- Safe Harbor Celebrity
- Ad Block Tips
- Who Said?
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- Reading List Challenged
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- big data
- business model
- fake news
- retard media
- social media
Very interesting discussion — see “#AskJason at The Last Mile tech accelerator & training program at San Quentin State Prison” ( http://thisweekinstartups.com/askjason-the-last-mile-san-quentin ) — but I have at least two problems with what Jason said (or didn’t say).
First: He didn’t mention his own language skills. This is amazing mostly because Jason’s success is really pretty much all about the word „weblogs“. According to wikipedia:
Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970) is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture, Weblogs, Inc., a publishing company that he co-founded together with Brian Alvey, capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL.
Second: When wrapping up, Jason mentions „strength in numbers“ and that „entrepreneurship is a team sport“. While I agree with what he said, I find it ironic that it is the exact opposite of the way he behaves. I have (personally) contacted Jason before with ideas and technology / solutions (related projects he is himself affiliated with), he liked them very much and then said „good luck with that“ (in other words: „goodbye“). Although he pretends to value collaboration, my impression is that in truth he is very proprietary about his „own“ projects (yet to give him the benefit of the doubt: perhaps in this case it was simply related to one of his advertising relationships – though he also professes to only accept advertisers he himself „stands behind“, technologies which he is convinced are examples of excellent solutions).
There are other points that could be mentioned (for example what he says about his relationship with his father), but they are perhaps more controversial than clearly objectionable outright, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Much more important, I feel, is that Jason apparently completely neglects the importance of language and communication skills, how crucial these were for his own success, and how important they are for people starting out with more than zero strikes against them.
Here is my recommendation to these prisoners. Develop your language and communication skills – they are the most basic and fundamental information technology used by humans. One way to learn more about how important such skills are (or can be) is to read Malcolm X’s Autobiography.
Taken to the extreme, the “grown up” question is analogous to why bank buildings mimic classical architecture: “We’re here today, and we’ll be here tomorrow.”
Because copyright is such a bad fit for the Net and because Fair Use is so vague, we need to nail down how copyright and Fair Use apply, and we need to do so in ways that permit the best uses of the Net to continue, despite the fear-based reaction of those who think they deserve to have complete and perpetual control over every use of every snippet of what they create.
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Google has said a fine would be inappropriate because of the unusual nature of the case and its willingness to head off charges with the offer of concessions to Vestager’s predecessor last year. It said the charges have no legal or economic basis.
Online platforms depend on their users, and pressure is mounting all over the Internet. People are tired of seeing their communities treated like commodities, and they’re looking for ways to build platforms of their own.