Jesse Hirsh

Discord as community and social infrastructure

Posted by on Friday, January 15th, 2021 in Metaviews

This time last the year the pandemic was still considered an epidemic, and Discord considered itself a chat service for gamers. A ...

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Is this China’s technology moment?

Posted by on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 in Metaviews

It can be difficult to get credible and accurate reports about what is happening in China, especially when it comes to technology ...

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Society as a Potemkin Village

Posted by on Monday, January 4th, 2021 in Metaviews

If I were to create a word cloud of the thoughts I had this past year, a big (and recurring) phrase would be Potemkin Village or a...

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Is the Internet too centralized?

Posted by on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 in Metaviews

The Internet was designed to be a decentralized communications network that could survive a catastrophic event such as a nuclear a...

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SolarWinds and the hypocrisy of cybersecurity

Posted by on Monday, December 21st, 2020 in Metaviews

We’re in the midst of what may be the largest computer security incident in years, or decades, or maybe even to date. And while ...

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Future Tools: Open Source CRMs

Posted by on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 in Metaviews

Yesterday (Monday) I woke up and was anxious that I did not receive a copy of the newsletter. My concern was that if I didn’t ge...

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