Worth reading. "Why We Need Industry-Independent Research on Tech & Society". https://citizensandtech.org/2020/01/industry-independent-research/
Today in single points of failure news:
"Unable to Retrieve Money, Cryptocurrency Investors Want Dead Executive Exhumed"
The eBook of "Network Science with Python and NetworkX" is currently available for $5! https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/network-science-python-and-networkx-quick-start-guide
Over on birdsite, Nathan Matias asks "has anyone written yet about how to keep people safe & manage the risks of social tech if the big firms are broken up?"
Thought some folks here might have constructive input.
Wow. In an effort to prevent workers from participating in collective action, Google "installed a tool on employees’ web browsers that would flag internal calendar events requiring more than 10 meeting rooms or 100 participants." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/technology/Google-union-consultant.html
#CSCW folks: Planning a study involving strangers discussing political/policy issues pseudonymously online. Best practices for moderation in online experiments?
Here's a chrome extension I wrote to insert your mastodon timeline into your facebook timeline (desktop only). https://github.com/elplatt/FeedParty
Why do this? I can't leave fb because of the social connections I have, but I want to be more active on mastodon. This makes it easier to check mastodon when I'm talking to my fb peeps.
How computer-supported cooperation researchers make decisions. #CSCW
Began our #CSCW workshop by rearranging the lecture-style seating into roundtable style. Always a good sign.
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