Solid work providing next-gen tools to local, community news creators.
More evidence we must work harder to hold Google, Facebook and other digital pure plays accountable to the same standards we expect from traditional publishers and broadcasters.
We’re conflating tech and content. Tech is not the issue, content delivered through it is. As someone who built and programmed computers for fun as a youth (but also enjoyed other activities), I see tech as a tool. In the wrong hands, all tools can become malevolent, and if these folks are right, the content is a whole basket of malice: https://www.commercialfreechildhood.org
NYT has resorted to click-bait - surprised/not-surprised. I’d expect this sort of dramatic, history-ignoring POV from pure-play digital outlets. Sight, sound and motion have always been predominant in human culture from paleolithic to modern times, and that’s why radio then TV were such cultural phenomenons! Yes - the web is getting better at processing non-text, but where’s the substantiation that it’s truly different this time?
Disruption by tradition: when audiences demand that digital pure play publishers & broadcasters assume their offline peers’ traditional responsibilities. Everything was so easy to dismiss when you didn’t have to act like an adult, wasn’t it YouTube? I remember feeling the same way when I entered real life, too.
Group identity: fundamental and flawed, and subjective to group’s and nongroup’s POV.
Education led by a single-source textbook exacerbates this issue. By encouraging students (and teachers) to gather evidence from differing POVs on a topic, we can start mending our polarized society through an honest dialog on the horrors of slavery and its lasting socioeconomic legacy.
A tech-fueled demand aggregator capturing so much transaction value that it is eating into its suppliers’ margins? Never heard of that business plan before.
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