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First Essay on Rational Media

I recently mentioned my new and improved „rational media“ concept… – now I want to begin to try to unpack that idea. Of course, it’s complicated. Let me start off with something simple: media (in general). What makes something „media“ … Continue reading Continue reading

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Even Pierre Omidyar’s blogs get censored by Google (and probably by Facebook, too)

I heard via the “No Agenda” podcast (#557, 1 hr 29 min 45 sec) that Pierre Omidyar is planning to invest $250 MM in a new media venture: Right now, I’m in the very early stages of creating a new … Continue reading
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Liberating the Wheat from the Chaff

In the first years of the World Wide Web, players in traditional media pooh-poohed the Internet, saying it was little more than a dogpile. They were quite wrong… — but not completely wrong. Back when I wrote the “Wisdom of … Continue reading
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The greatest danger to the future of free speech is the foolish idea that it is believed to be up to Americans (in the United States) to defend it

Many Americans are too naive to recognize when propaganda is being rammed down their throats — and most of them are also functionally illiterate. If the rest of the world expects freedom to be “born in the USA”, then they … Continue reading
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A more powerful internet could unleash economic and social possibilities

Yes, and — according to Al Gore: we need to protect the freedom of the internet against corporate control by legacy businesses that see it as a threat, and against the obscene invasions of privacy and threats to security from … Continue reading
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