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  1. Oct 2020
    1. The idea of the hermeneutic circle is to envision a whole in terms how the parts interact with each other, and how they interact with the whole. That may sound a little bit out there, so let’s have a look at a concrete example.

      This is a general concept, the rest of the article extrapolates the idea to the act of reading. This may be a stretch, since it implies that whatever can be broken into parts will belong to the hermeneutic circle, while this only applies to interpreting (text)

    2. As objective you may try to be, interpreting a text doesn’t happen in a vacuum. The hermeneutic circle captures the complex interaction between an interpreter and a text.

      This is the only useful idea in the text. Whatever we read has the context in which it was written and the context in whcih it is being read. Is this a hermeneutic circle as described earlier? Don't think so.

    3. While you do so, you can even take notes to keep track of the evolution of your interpretation.

      This is exactly the opposite of what Luhmann was doing (he only read things once)

    1. Work is where you spend the majority of your waking hours

      A week has 168 hours, if you sleep 56 hours a week, and work 40, and commute 10, you still get 62 hours if your wake time for something else. How you spend them is up to you.

    1. Facebook is creating a toxic environment, now pushing the idea of groups towards users faces. What output is the platform expecting?

    1. Two months later, Gray hired a local law firm and sued Facebook in Irish High Court, alleging that his “repeated and unrelenting exposure to extremely disturbing, graphic and violent content” had caused him lasting psychological trauma. Shortly thereafter, about twenty more former Facebook moderators in Dublin contacted the law firm representing Gray to ask about possible lawsuits against the company.

      If this happens in Ireland, how many are going to be unnoticed?

    2. This is the story of how Facebook tried and failed at moderating content. The article cites many sources (employees) that were tasked with flagging posts according to platform policies. Things started to be complicated when high-profile people (such as Trump) started posting hate speech on his profile.

      Moderators have no way of getting honest remarks from Facebook. Moreover, they are badly treated and exploited.

      The article cites examples from different countries, not only the US, including extreme right groups in the UK, Bolsonaro in Brazil, the massacre in Myanmar, and more.

      In the end, the only thing that changes Facebook behavior is bad press.

    3. Charlotte Willner joined three years later, as one of the company’s first employees to moderate content on the site. At the time, she said, the written guidelines were about a page long; around the office, they were often summarized as, “If something makes you feel bad in your gut, take it down.”

      This is not what will happen later on

    1. “The passion economy is the summation of the many different ways people are aligning their incomes with the things they care about – and this is a trend that we’ve seen increase dramatically during the pandemic.”

      This is only possible while value is created somewhere else. 'Passion economy' is a priviledged economy.

    2. While technology has made it easier for people to monetise their time in the gig economy, through apps such as Uber and Deliveroo, this work is often precarious, demands long hours for low pay, and sees the worker under the control of a large company

      This is a problem of regulation and the view of uber as an employer and not as a platform.

    3. The emerging market sees people earn a passive income from pursuing what they are passionate about, putting a premium on individual talent in areas such as life coaching, fitness coaching and podcasting.

      This argument circles back to the idea of "doing what you love"

    4. new research

      No clear what this research is