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«Silicon Valley, it turns out, won’t save the world. But those who built the internet have provided us with a clear and disturbing account of why everything went so wrong — how the technology they created has been used to undermine the very aspects of a free society that made that technology possible in the first place».

Source : An Apology for the Internet — From the People Who Built It

«What is Million Social Pixel?
A place for anybody who wants to raise awareness. You have a profile in a social media network and you want to advertise it? This is the place to be. Be part of the visibility platform for influencers.
A little bit history
We recently created Million Social Pixel. Yes, 13 years later than The Million Dollar Home Page. Now the world has become more social! The idea is to help influencers of every social network to improve their visibility providing them a space outside their own social network. We have created one panel for each social network».

Source : Million Social Pixel

«These dominant platforms are able to lock in their position by creating barriers for competitors. They acquire startup challengers, buy up new innovations and hire the industry’s top talent. Add to this the competitive advantage that their user data gives them and we can expect the next 20 years to be far less innovative than the last. What’s more, the fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponise the web at scale» – Tim Berners-Lee.

Source : The web is under threat. Join us and fight for it. – World Wide Web Foundation

Decentralize the Internet

«Finding the killer apps of the decentralized internet will take more time, people, and money than have been thrown at the problem so far. Pakman says that societal attitudes to power and big tech companies appear to be in the right place to deliver them. ‘There’s massive distrust in centralized everything,’ he says. ‘We don’t trust the government, don’t go to church or synagogue, don’t trust banks and now we no longer trust tech companies.’»

Source : The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches | WIRED

«Elle se présente comme Poppy. Dans sa vidéo la plus vue (13 millions de fois), elle se contente d’ailleurs de le répéter durant dix minutes­ : ‘Je suis Poppy’. »

Source : Connaissez-vous Poppy, le déroutant phénomène YouTube ?

Issou

«Sur le web, Issou a la notoriété d’une grande capitale. « Quand je dis que j’habite à Issou, les gens ne me croient pas », se plaint Sarah, lycéenne, qui remonte la rue de la gare en direction du château.
Dans la vidéo de 2007, vue plus d’un million de fois, El Risitas semble prononcer « Issou » en voulant dire « Jésus »… ce qui a rendu célèbre la commune sur les internets».

Source : Issou, petite ville harcelée qui voudrait que le forum 18-25 de JeuxVideo.com l’oublie

Oscar Boykin

« Physicists are excited when there’s something wrong with physics, and we’re in a situation now where there’s not a lot that’s wrong »
Boykin is no longer a physicist. He’s a Silicon Valley software engineer. And it’s a very good time to be one of those.
In other words, all the physicists pushing into the realm of the Silicon Valley engineer is a sign of a much bigger change to come. Soon, all the Silicon Valley engineers will push into the realm of the physicist.

Source : Google, Facebook, and the Rest of the Silicon Valley Crowd Need More Physicists | WIRED

Event : reddit place (https://www.reddit.com/place)

Source : Place – TimeLapse

“Apple was supposed to have Michael Jackson, believe it or not, but he couldn’t make it because his hair was healing or something,” Dvorak wrote. “So for some unknown reason, they got Herbie Hancock’s Rockit Band for the star attraction.”

Source : ‘Apple II Forever’: Found photos offer early look at icons – San Francisco Chronicle

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