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  • steven crawford,

    What made that David Seymour being a dork story remarkably unusual, is that the MSM used a screen shot to show Seymour posting stupid shit on Instagram ( now owned by Facebook). That got people very angry, then it all spilled out over to Twitter (grown ups).

    The astonishing thing to note is the number of likes, and

    "people talking about this"

    that where involved!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    By using the awesomeness of the internet, I think I can see what was once cyclone Gita about to make land fall on Chila.

    One of the multitude of awesome internet resources, just on the surface ,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    The Daily Galaxy is talking about all the human on robot assaults going on around the streets of San Francisco. The driverless cars in particular!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    Attachment Attachment Attachment

    human on robot assaults

    SQUEEEEEEE!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7704 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4585 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to steven crawford,

    The Daily Galaxy is talking about all the human on robot assaults going on around the streets of San Francisco. The driverless cars in particular!

    Just wait till people start resorting to blockades.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5385 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Andrew Fagan is going unplugged.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Attachment

    I’m painting a painting.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    LOL Ceiling Cat at 0100101110101101.org.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Wordpress the other big blue abyss. Blue – because it keeps you awake at night.

    I went to catch up on some of Deborah’s blogging at Wordpress but found a private, no public access sign at the door. That’s understandable, and healthy. So I asked the gatekeeper. That’s Wordpress, if they could pass the message to Deborah, that it’s me at the door, and I’ll promise not to spam the place up, use bad language and leave there what I see there. But the gate keeper turned out to be an algorithm much the same as the other big “social media” platforms use.

    This is what I got after I signed up. Not what I was looking for; permission to read Deborah’s blog. I got this yellow and black tailed wasp nest.

    A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

    Like fuck it is! And it didn’t ask Deborah if I could visit her pages after all my logging in palaver. Those algorithms are not human at all. They are designed by dubious humans, to exploit other humans.

    The Dim Post link will take you to the same place.

    Later, I shall post photos of abandoned American shopping malls.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to steven crawford,

    The Dim Post link will take you to the same place.

    Later, I shall post photos of abandoned American shopping malls.

    Everything's getting hoovered up by The Spinoff.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4585 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Thanks Joe, its made start to wonder how to keep from going under…

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    The about spinoff page makes interesting reading. This bit :

    **Social media amplification**

    Every piece of our content is leveraged via social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with a dedicated media spend per post, to help amplify its reach.

    That’s kind of like the -read all about it- kids that work the paper stands I remember on K road. They where hard core, and usually good at pinball. I was strictly bicycle deliveries.

    I delived the news about the Mt Erebus plane crash.

    Reading all the about page leaves me wondering which of what they publish is real news, and what’s been manufactured to order.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to steven crawford,

    Reading all the about page leaves me wondering which of what they publish is real news, and what’s been manufactured to order.

    Wondering if it's a wise move on the Spinoff's part to run a picture of what purports to be their actual production line. A bit like hot dogs, knowing how they're made can kill your enthusiasm for the end product.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4585 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    But they can make a good sausage. There is a big in depth article about Contactless debit cards. It’s comforting to see the influential powers of journalism question these seemingly benign behaviours. That the convenience and stylishness of cool people waving the card rather than stopping and preforming a cash transaction or doing the eftpos, is costing all of us, collectively, only a few hundred million dollars. But it’s not nice for small retailers, for financial and interpersonal reasons.



    All good, but:

    What could possibly be bad about this, you cry! I love to tap, tap tap! (And the response on Twitter was strongly in favour – we love to tap and go)

    And:

    (just search no paywave on Twitter to test the temperature of those who really want to tap and can’t).

    That’s how we knew almost everything.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4015 posts Report Reply

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