Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Twitter cuts (#124)

… and even more starkly ends in Hell.

March 26, 2017admin 26 Comments »
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Moron bites (#23)

The ADL has put together a helpful paranoid psychosis handbook, or “Hate Symbols Database”.

If you ever doubted that Neo-Nazi qabbalism is a dog’s breakfast, give it a skim. (They don’t even know how to count.)

(Via.)

Terrifyingly enough, “23” is in it, but only as a hand sign (phew!). Raw hate numerals include 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 18, 28, 38, 43, 83, and 88, before reaching triple digits. Also beware ominous letter combinations such as “AB”. In fact, alphanumerics in general seem prone to evil, and are probably best avoided.

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Submit a Hate Symbol to ADL at hate-symbols@adl.org

“This is just sour grapes because they missed 333, isn’t it?”
“You got me.”

March 20, 2017admin 39 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#123)

This is not — of course — conclusive. It would be a stretch to say that it isn’t suggestive. As far as practical politics are concerned, current leftist priorities look strikingly self-contradicting. Islamization or popular sovereignty — choose one (or less).

The essay at the attached link recommends re-education as a remedy, in an age when the dominant organs of opinion formation have collapsed into culture war and unprecedented illegitmacy. Good luck with that.

ADDED: On point.

March 16, 2017admin 25 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#122)

The 21st Century is definitely getting its act together.

March 15, 2017admin 16 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#121)

Some things are simple.

March 12, 2017admin 30 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#120)

This is what something in the process of Internet-based disintermediation looks like.

March 10, 2017admin 19 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#119)

Yes, it was an odd conversation …

March 8, 2017admin 41 Comments »
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Quote note (#338)

Don’t go there:

Twitter’s precarious position has left some users — traditionally those on the left — calling for Twitter to be pseudo-nationalized by the federal government through “social network neutrality” or classifying the platform as a public utility. Applying traditional monopoly analysis, they argue that Twitter’s dominant market positions could allow it to unfairly downplay competing services or prioritize the company’s own related commercial interests. Others say that privacy concerns should compel some kind of government regulation. […] Interestingly, these tides have recently turned. These days, I more often hear people on the right make the argument that services like Twitter should be run by the federal government. (Many on the left, meanwhile, have turned to petitioning internal social-network regulatory bodies, like Twitter’s aforementioned Trust and Safety Council, to implement their desired platform changes.) The baroque reasoning goes like this: Private companies don’t have to afford the same kinds of free speech rights that the federal government does. If the federal government takes control of the platform, U.S. users will be afforded the due process and First Amendment protections many feel are owed to them on Twitter. […] But the inherent surveillance and procedural problems presented by this “solution” should be immediately apparent. What’s more, the Twitter user base extends to millions of people outside of U.S. borders. Some Americans might not mind if their government ran a major social network, but plenty of people around the world certainly would. And let’s not forget HealthCare.Gov; the federal government doesn’t have the best track record running major public websites.

March 2, 2017admin 13 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#118)

This would stir things up (just a little):

February 26, 2017admin 17 Comments »
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Twitter Cut

@Outsideness has been zapped by Twitter without any explanation (as of yet). It’s probably a useful hint that it’s past time to look more diligently for a censorship-resistant platform.

This prompted me to give minds.com a look. It’s still in beta, and will probably take a while to get used to, but there’s an @Outsideness account now if anyone’s tempted to experiment with exodus.

I’ve had trouble getting through to Gab.ai (might be a VPN / China Internet issue).

We’ll have Urbit eventually.

ADDED: I haven’t sought out a fight with Twitter, but had I done so it’s hard to imagine there could have been a way to hurt it more than getting Outsideness banned in this way. There’s simply no possible case to be made that this is about ‘abuse’. There has been nothing remotely like harassment in the history of the account. It’s naked thought control. The platform is an undisguised leftist ideological operation. First it collapses down to a partisan bubble with zero credibility beyond its own constituency. Then it dies.

ADDED: Twitter @Outsideness restored this morning. No explanation (or communication from Twitter of any kind) about what just happened. The word that comes to mind for this kind of arbitrary aggressive behavior is abuse.

February 24, 2017admin 160 Comments »
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