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NewsThese cybersecurity vulnerabilities are most popular with hackers right now - have you patched them? Pin
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NewsC# 11 file scoped types Pin
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NewsPoly# Pin
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News[cmd.ms] the Microsoft Cloud command line! Pin
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NewsMusk's fractal dance with Twitter ... stumbles on meaninglessly Pin
BillWoodruff27-Oct-22 2:28
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"Elon Musk arrived at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters Wednesday carrying an actual kitchen sink"

disclaimer: I don't own a Tesla, I don't use Meta, I hate Twitter, Line, Insta-whatever. I deplore the great dumbing down of interpersonal dialogue and literacy so-called social-media enable.

I consider these hyper-shenanigans best described by Shakespeare's "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Unthawed mastodon waits in the wings ? [^]

This Bloomberg article was redeemed, for me, by this:

Quote:
One of the best examinations of the social dynamics of Twitter is an early 2020 blogpost by Venkatesh Rao entitled “The Internet of Beefs.” In the deadpan tone of an anthropologist, Rao describes a sort of feudal society where all interactions are reduced to either displays of solidarity or fights. “Anything that is not an expression of pure, unqualified support for whatever they are doing or saying is received as a mark of disrespect, and a provocation to conflict,” he says of Twitter’s unwritten social code (and, in his argument, that of pretty much the entire public internet).

The biggest stars on the platform—e.g., Musk himself—are those who have mastered the art of picking and indefinitely prolonging fights about, well, whatever. The beefing isn’t some unfortunate effect of online life, Rao argues. Increasingly, it’s the point.

Musk’s Twitter takeover, and the impending removal of the various policing measures the old management put in place, will likely let a thousand beefs bloom. That might be good for the site, as more users sign on for the spectacle. It might also be exhausting for some users, who want to steer clear of toxicity and misinformation. Those people may already be considering the switch to Mastadon.

But if Rao is right, migrating to a different online social platform won’t shelter us from those dynamics. Some things might just be inherent to a medium where conversation is a spectator sport.

«The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled» Plutarch

NewsLiterate programming in Go Pin
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NewsVoyager mission's project scientist retires after 50 years of service Pin
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NewsApple confirms the iPhone is getting USB-C, but isn’t happy about the reason why Pin
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NewsPrintable circuits that can work on fabric, plastic and even fruit Pin
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NewsMicrosoft fixes Windows vulnerable driver blocklist sync issue Pin
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NewsLow-code and no-code are making developers' jobs better in two ways Pin
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News“Too much and too soon”—Steven Sinofsky looks back at Windows 8, 10 years later Pin
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NewsHarvard's robotic tentacle gripper is pure nightmare fuel Pin
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