The Bogus "Recovery," Stress and Burnout

August 5, 2020

We have three basic ways to counter the destructive consequences of stress.We have all experienced the disorientation and “brain freeze” that stress triggers. The pandemic and the responses to the pandemic have been continuous sources of stress, i…


Future Fibre: Althea

August 5, 2020

As we’ve been investigating the potential for community run Internet, we keep encountering compelling examples and initiatives that offer a wide range of solutions to address just about any situation. In today’s issue of Future Fibre, let’s explore an project with considerable potential, Althea, which is a project that seeks to provide faster, cheaper, and decentralized Internet, anywhere.


#AxisOfEasy 157: Tik Tok Banned, Sold, Unsold, Unbanned, Rebanned Or Something

August 4, 2020

Tik Tok banned, sold, unsold, unbanned, rebanned or something
Four Hong Kong youths arrested for online postings under new security law
Surprise! Youtube censorship actually expanded reach of California doctors’ video


TikTok and our Last-Ditch Desperation for Social Mobility

August 4, 2020

Social media offers hope of achieving higher social status, something that is increasingly out of reach in our winner-take-most economy.I’ve often addressed the decline of social mobility and the addictive nature of social media, for example, Why …


TikTok: Stoking the flames of fandom and fame

August 4, 2020

In an attention economy, fame is simultaneously the currency and the destination.
Similarly in a neo-feudal society where celebrity is the aristocracy, fame becomes the only means by which someone can seek upward mobility.


A Vaccine May Not Be the "Magical Cure" Everyone Anticipates

August 2, 2020

Few appear willing to follow the probabilities of a future in which a vaccine cannot possibly be the “magic cure” everyone wants.Let’s attempt the impossible and set aside all preconceptions we might have about a vaccine for Covid-19, and think it thro…




Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 


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