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  1. Sep 2022
    1. To really deal with this crisis we need to recognize centralization — of social media, of ad networks, of media ownership, of power over our daily communication, and in many other areas related to news publishing — and poor media literacy among the public as crucial underlying causes that need to be tackled.

      Dealing with 'fake news' is not about counteracting every piece of it with debunking. It is about addressing: - centralisation of socmed-adtech-media (Vgl DMA, DSA, GDPR, AIR, and on the other end of the spectrum [[Algo amplification of hate speech normalises it 201801113123304]]) - media literacy of the public (Vgl 'Finnish model' and [[Crap detection is civic duty 2018010073052]])

  2. Aug 2022
    1. If you decentralize, the system will recentralize, but one layer up. Something new will be enabled by decentralization. That sounds like evolution through layering, like upward-spiraling complexity. That sounds like progress to me.

      Systems will centralise one step up from where it's decentralised. Interesting. My intuition is a bit 'softer' it's a rule of thumb for coalescence. Things might coalesce out of different needs/circumstances. The type of centralisation intended here, if it's about the silo's there's a external driver, that the easiest business models are found in centralisation as it creates asymmetric power for the centraliser. It's not a necessary outcome of the underlying distributedness, but something that others might need using that distributedness. If centrliasation isn't possible or allowed at some layer, it may well force external drivers for centralisation one layer up. Organisations as well as CoPs are mushrooms on the mycelium of human networks. Now that capital, location and finding colleagues can be done distributedly those mushrooms aren't always needed, and we see other types of mushrooms coalesce alongside classic organisations. Something like that?

  3. Jul 2020
    1. There is a direct correlation between centralization of program andthe presence of the state.

      Centralization, as a concentration of power, cannot be dismissed as a-political; any program involving power is political, a fortiori for the case of centralization.

      Megastructures, however neutral they may seem, are de-facto political, let them be a city skyscraper or a private online platform.

  4. Apr 2020
    1. Cependant, même en négligeant les barrières de langues et de styles culturels, l’unification du monde par l’information émiette toute personnalisation.

      c'est le danger de la centralisation: empêcher l'émancipation de toute identité individuelle (puisqu'il n'y a plus de place pour l'espace privé)