April 19, 2018

Astonishingly, There are Things Happening in the World Besides Term Papers and Exams

This is one of the most interesting...



The bit about the Black Financial University site getting demonetized is interesting and downright scary. It looks like algorithims and outrage mobs are threatening to turn the internet into something as bland and even more risk averse than the 3 networks were pre-cable. 

As a child growing up in the era after the first attempts by network standards and practices departments to appease the outrage mobs, I can attest to the sort of place that leads to.


 

Oh. Dear.

Yeah kids, the future's gonna be THAT bad if GoogleFacebookAmazon runs it. 

A quick perusal of Maven's activism page leaves me somewhat less sanguine than Mr. McCollum, but still very hopeful. We eagerly await further developments there and elsewhere.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 01:46 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Interesting point that the algorithms the big players (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Netflix) use to manage their content are FUCKING TERRIBLE.

A channel focused on finance education in the black community use the word "black" in a video title?  DEMONETIZE!  A channel about mathematics uses the word "derangement" (a type of mathematical permutation)?  DEMONETIZE!   Request manual review?  DENIED!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Apr 19 18:43:35 2018 (PiXy!)

2 Also, Pixy uses the word "idiot"?  SUSPEND SUSPEND SUSPEND!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Apr 19 18:44:09 2018 (PiXy!)

3 "Interesting point that the algorithms the big players (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Netflix) use to manage their content are FUCKING TERRIBLE. "   I guess this shouldn't be a surprise when you consider that if you buy something on Amazon you'll be seeing ads for it for a week, which is literally the worst possible time for showing that ad.

Posted by: Rick C at Tue Apr 24 10:10:39 2018 (h8yX6)

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