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Grant Potter

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/34623859/2018-01-10-Pricing.Study.pdf?sequence=3 “community-owned FTTH networks tend to provide lower prices for their entry-level broadband service than do private telecommunications companies, and are clearer about and more consistent in what they charge.

Grant Potter

https://www.wired.com/story/fake-news-social-media-danah-boyd/ "It's not simply a moral panic. It's a proxy panic. We don't know how to talk about failings of financialized capitalism. We don't know how to talk about failings of our political infrastructure. We don't know how to talk about massive polarization in our public."

"Part of what is really collapsing here is that the networks have become too fragmented and too polarized. Technology doesn’t help; it simply magnifies the poles. This is dangerous and cyclical. Polarization leads to distrust and tribalism which leads to more polarization."

"I think there's a lot that the tech sector can and should do around this. No one has a better model of the networks of America than those tech companies. No one understands better where the disconnects are. What would it mean to actually understand and seek to remedy the divisions? But I don't know that that can be done in a financialized way. Actually, I know it can't be done in a financialized way. I want regulators to work toward rebuilding the networks of America. Not regulate toward fixing an ad."

Grant Potter

https://www.thenation.com/article/to-find-alternatives-to-capitalism-think-small/ "Innovative cooperative structures, pool-and-share projects, self-managed digital platforms, and collaborative global networks are changing the topography for pursuing social change."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Building publicly accountable broadband networks via: @communitynets and @ilsr https://muninetworks.org/content/about-us

Grant Potter

"Platforms aren’t just software applications and the companies that administer them. What gives a platform value, in most cases, is the community of users that employ the platform, along with the networks, data, and ideas they create. In other words, what makes platforms so valuable is what we put into them. Second, platforms don’t need to be treated as commodities." http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/

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"A new form of information manipulation is unfolding in front of our eyes. It is political. It is global. And it is populist in nature. The news media is being played like a fiddle, while decentralized networks of people are leveraging the ever-evolving networked tools around them to hack the attention economy." https://points.datasociety.net/hacking-the-attention-economy-9fa1daca7a37#.mp6jtf3dw

Grant Potter

A tiny self-contained darknet http://occupyhere.org

Grant Potter

via: @benwerd https://words.werd.io/wearetwitter-is-a-fairy-tale-cb684ff0c854#.f5x65c62s "Cooperatives might be a solution. Decentralized networks might be a solution. might be a solution. Design thinking can help us test these assumptions, and figure out if they’re real problems, or if we’re simply projecting what we want users to want.

I believe academia may have a role here — although not to design and build software itself. I don’t think the incentives are right in an institutional software to build and maintain large-scale platforms, and there’s a danger of a kind of vanguardism here, too. But potentially, they could provide an environment where new models could be nurtured.

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Evolving Networks - ALBERT-LÁSZLÓ BARABÁSI http://barabasi.com/f/621.pdf