@vincent Happy to see I'm not the only one :D
@vincent Happy to see I'm not the only one :D
@jeremycherfas Yes, and I wonder whether one can expect new leadership to make the hard decisions. On the other hand, it seems like the current course leads straight to the iceberg, and that stakeholders like the author are fed up and want a fundamental shift of direction (and leadership). I really hope this materializes, we need good examples of alternative business models in this area. Thanks for sharing this!
@jeremycherfas Oh yeah, no arguing with the other points, I agree with the overall tone & arguments, and find the ideas he puts forward interesting. Just didn't find the specific "15% of paying users" argument very compelling, as if that worked we would probably already be well on our way out of the current sorry state of things with social media. After all, I wouldn't consider it a tragedy if Twitter lost a (significant) fraction of its users because of a new monetization strategy, if it came with the benefits of a healthier community. I just wonder whether Twitter is able to make this decision.
@jeremycherfas I wonder how many users would actually pay for Twitter. That's the core problem in ridding ourselves of ad-driven social media, as far as I can tell. The author suggests having influencers bear the cost of the platform, but I'm not sure the maths work out as neatly as they seems to think, if Twitter doesn't want its revenue to shrink. If we take YouTube Premium subscribers (which pay per month more or less what the author suggests Twitter should charge), that's currently 1% of the total number of YouTube users. Note that I'm perfectly fine with the idea of being a paying user for a social media platform (I am), I just don't think a significant slice of Twitter users share this willingness.
@ian_whitney Such a great idea!
@cliffordbeshers I've been feeling the same. Just, knowing how otherworldly this period will look on the history books, the same other periods have looked otherworldly to me when reading about them in school.
@echoz You just blew my mind.
@adamprocter uplifting to see people around me starting to have access to the vaccine. Thanks for sharing!
@restlesslens At a first glance, I thought it was a Japanese Torii. Reminded me of this: korea1955.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/1... I'm curious to know if that was your intention, or it just happened!
@jeremycherfas Interesting, thank you. I lived in the UK for a while as a student, but I don't think I ever came across this type of dumplings. Although I must say that apart from Sunday Roasts, high teas and cafeteria food, my student explorations of British cuisine have been quite limited.
@macgenie I know a trick for when this happens!
@jeremycherfas I am curious, what type of cuisine is this?
@jeremycherfas Are these Semmelknödel?
@artkavanagh I definitely relate to that :)
@macgenie Haha yes! Now the question is, is it alright? :D
@artkavanagh That's a good principle to go by, but I find that a lot of things worth attempting lie near the limit of what's possible, and it's not easy to see on what side of the limit you actually are until you put a lot of effort in.
@jhull Is the 1min "moment" self-contained? As in, does the meditation last 1 minute? I was wary of activating this feature, more or less for the same reason I am wary of adding any kind of attention-grabbing notifications to my day. On the other hand, Sam Harris' meditations have been an invaluable addition to my practice. (Great seeing other WakingUp users in the wild as well! @vincent)
@cn clearly a can holder, for those pesky cans who always want to roll over.
@crossingthethreshold Oh wow. These are gorgeus, thanks for sharing.
@Omrrc Haha. Sounds like she finally got her revenge.
@Omrrc And can I add: call your mother!
@Christopher While in high school I was in a play, a readaptation of The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus. In one scene, Electra is sent to the tomb of his father by her mother to deliver offerings. Electra's mother was complicit in her father's death, so the actress playing Electra was delivering lines of sorrow and anger at the mother. At the same time, her hands were caressing and grasping at her father's cloak, which was laying at his tomb . I was near the director, as he whispered to me: "she is incredible, look at that. Her voice is telling one story, and her hands are telling a completely different one", one of affection for the dead father.
The "underlining" comment by Brian Eno you shared reminded me of that event. I think it's the idea that good art embraces the complexity of human emotion, whereas mediocre art flattens it out.
@kulturnation well put!
@adamprocter interesting take. I feel the same uneasiness about reformed tech-bros, but maybe it’s just the same uneasiness that I have towards certain religious aspects of Silicon Valley culture.
This having been said, I also think that if the goal of the documentary is to bring the general public up to speed on the dangers of social media, and with a real sense of urgency, there’s no better way than having the creators deliver the message.
If I watched a documentary on, idk, a certain car manufacturer, with the engineering team saying “please don’t drive our cars!”... I’d certainly listen to the advice.