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Grant Potter

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

Grant Potter

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/

Grant Potter

"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.

Grant Potter

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

Grant Potter

via @zephoria https://points.datasociety.net/reality-check-de447f2131a3#.l48ax5wdm "we imagined that decentralized networks would bring people together for a healthier democracy. We hung onto this belief even as we saw that this wasn’t playing out. We built the structures for hate to flow along the same pathways as knowledge, but we kept hoping that this wasn’t really what was happening. We aided and abetted the media’s suicide."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter