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Facebook vs Politics and Twitter vs India

February 12, 2021

If the medium is the message than social media platforms wield a tremendous amount of political power. Unfortunately most people focus on the content of the medium, rather than the transformative effect of the media itself.

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The harms associated with the loss of privacy

February 11, 2021

Digital technology has not only transformed our relationship with privacy, it also changes our understanding of the concept as a whole. While some may lament this as a slippery slope where our definition of privacy is being eroded, there’s reason to believe that our privacy is actually being renewed, and strengthened.

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Canadian Space Policy and Programmable Organisms

February 8, 2021

The rapid rate of technological change is usually experienced with regard to the Internet or the devices we use to connect with it. Think smart phones, AI, mobile connectivity, or self-driving cars.

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Puppet Entrepreneurship

February 4, 2021

Our friends over at Data & Society have published a new report that not only provides a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of the business of franchising, but also a potent metaphor to describe business and entrepreneurship in the era of Big Tech.

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Is Substack about to be subsumed by big tech?!

January 28, 2021

One of the many contradictions you’ll find on YouTube are videos from people who claim to be living off-grid. And yet their videos are on YouTube! This may reflect a strict definition, but if you’re living off-grid, that means you don’t have access to YouTube (which is the grid).

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Gamestop and manic capital markets

January 26, 2021

Have you noticed a general increase in the level of current craziness? Granted this sort of thing happens this time of year around these parts as the cold weather and short days foster increased levels of stress and depression. However a pandemic obviously compounds issues, in a myriad of ways.

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Contributors

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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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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.