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How to decentralize social media, according to Wikipedia’s co-founder

The problem about social media is that it is centralized. Centralization empowers massive corporations and governments to steal our privacy and restrict our speech and autonomy. What should exist are neutral, technical standards and protocols, like the standards and protocols for blogs, email, and the Web. Blockchain technology — the technology of decentralization — is perfect for this, but not strictly necessary. Such protocols would enable us to follow public feeds no matter where they are pub...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Wikipedia, Contributors


Get started and organized with TiddlyWiki

When you think of the word wiki, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is Wikipedia. That's not a surprise, considering that Wikipedia did help put the concept of the wiki into the popular consciousness. Wikis, which are websites you can edit, are great tools for collaborating and organizing. But wikis usually require a lot of digital plumbing and a bit of care to use and maintain. All of that's overkill for personal use.read more
Tags: Wikipedia, Linux


Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel: Light as symbolic element

A new lighting system revealed yesterday in Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel (or New Sacristy) at San Lorenzo is much more than news; it’s an opportunity to reflect on the role of light in Michelangelo’s prodigious project. Many art historians have observed that light plays a symbolic role in this space, famous for its sculptural representations of Night and Day, Dusk and Dawn, but it is indeed hard to notice this when you look  at the space with the artificial lighting system installed 30 years ago...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Wikipedia, Rome, Madonna, Raphael, Florence, San Lorenzo, Art History, Peter, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo, Gaston, Medici


Mystery and Crime Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Milly Darrell Band 2 v1.0 [German] 20.02.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Milly Darell und andere Erzählungen< Band 2 Mein besonder...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Buch, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth, Milly Darrell Band, Milly Darell


25 Year Old Rock Song Mysteriously Tops Japanese Charts

Recently a twenty-five year old Dinorsaur Jr. song called "Over Your Shoulder" agitated musical waters when it mysteriously popped out of the blue ta #18 on the Japanese Billboard charts. Here we look at what exactly went on that earned this quarter-century old tune its renaissance.   ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Last week there was a lot of press around why a 25 year old Dinosaur Jr. song called “Over Your Shoulder” appeared out of the blue...
Tags: Music, Japan, Wikipedia, Dinosaur Jr, Bobby Owsinski, Arianna Grande, Dinorsaur Jr, Johannes Scherman


Monetization Tips For Digital Publishers

For anyone who owns or runs a website the questions that is invariably on their lips is, “How do I make it profitable?” Sadly, there is no simple answer to this question. If there was then everybody would be doing it and it doesn’t take much experience to know that digital publishing is not the pathway to instant wealth. The real key is in driving user numbers. The bigger the audience size the more you can do. It really is that simple. Because each page that is viewed is worth a few cents, the ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Australia, Wikipedia, Sydney, Online Publishing, Others, Taboola, Digital Publishing, Digital Publishers


My solution to the Homeless Problems

In 1994, KMart owned 2,323 stores, the Wikipedia page is a LONG list of this company purchasing K-Mart, filing Bankrutcy, closing more stores, trying out Super Centers, another disaster, then Sears bought them and now Sears is hovering over the chopping block and going the same route as K-Mart.. A LOT of malls have closed their doors which would make great little cities for low income or homeless families with the big box anchor stores being where they can make thousands of small rooms they c...
Tags: Wikipedia, Kmart, Weapon, Air Force, Sears, Haiti, General Discussion, K Mart, Bankrutcy, Super Centers


I Am Not Associated with Swift Recovery Ltd.

It seems that someone from a company called Swift Recovery Ltd. is impersonating me -- at least on Telegram. The person is using a photo of me, and is using details of my life available on Wikipedia to convince people that they are me. They are not. If anyone has any more information -- stories, screen shots of chats, etc. -- please forward them to me. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Wikipedia, Fraud, Bruce Schneier, Impersonation, Schneier news, Swift Recovery Ltd


Detecting Link Manipulation and Spam with Domain Authority

Posted by rjonesx.Over 7 years ago, while still an employee at Virante, Inc. (now Hive Digital), I wrote a post on Moz outlining some simple methods for detecting backlink manipulation by comparing one's backlink profile to an ideal model based on Wikipedia. At the time, I was limited in the research I could perform because I was a consumer of the API, lacking access to deeper metrics, measurements, and methodologies to identify anomalies in backlink profiles. We used these techniques in spottin...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Seo, Domain Authority, Rjonesx, Hive Digital, Neil Martinsen Burrell, Virante Inc, Highest Domain Authority


Board Question #91939: When I was in seminary. lo these many years ago, ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,When I was in seminary. lo these many years ago, we watched a movie (or maybe it was a filmstrip, I can't remember) about a teenager who got run over by a car and died. As I remember it, a visitor in town attended the funeral and noticed that the friends of this teenager were not sad and despondent over his loss, but were happy. He asked them why they were so happy. They replied that this teenager had an eternal perspective and that he (or was it she?) knew where he was...
Tags: Wikipedia, Alta


Board Question #92023: Have you heard about the accusations against the Brazilian healer ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Have you heard about the accusations against the Brazilian healer John of God? What do you think about the more sensationalist claims ("baby farming"/human trafficking)? How about the woman who came forward, who reportedly committed suicide days after the story was reported?-The Secret Combination A: Dear Locker Combo, I had not heard about the accusations against João Texeira de Faria, more commonly known by the name John of God. For those who aren't family with the sto...
Tags: Wikipedia, Daily Mail, John, Oprah, João, João Texeira de Faria, Abadiania Brazil


Any workarounds for crashes / hangs in Pocket?

It seems like the Pocket app has significant trouble with long articles on my Aura One. For example, Wikipedia articles of any length will lead to 30s+ page turns and an eventual reboot. Pocket support was helpful, but eventually let me know that the app is written and maintained by Kobo and it’s pretty clearly an app specific issue. Kobo support was remarkably unhelpful, only ever responding with “it’s Pocket’s problem and we won’t do anything”. Are there any tweaks or workarounds for this? I ...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kobo Reader, Kobo


"'I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone,' she explained, 'they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.'"

"She was laying out why she didn’t have a partner, why she worried about the depletion of artistic energy that stripping bare in front of someone could precipitate. 'I’m lonely when I’m in relationships,' she continued. 'It’s my condition as an artist.'... There it was, in black and white: Dating could sap you. There it was: If you want to be your fullest self, it’s possible a partner will weigh you down...."From "How Lady Gaga convinced me to give up dating — and finish my book" by Anna Maxymiw...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Sex, Wikipedia, Pregnancy, Mythology, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Anna Maxymiw WaPo


History of Landscapes Starts with Stonehenge. Really.

As threatened  promised, I’m blogging the History of Landscape course I’m taking at the University of Maryland, and here’s my first post. The (fabulous) teacher I’ll be quoting is Caren Yglesias. Interestingly to me, when I tell people I’m taking a class in landscape history I get questions like – does it start with Olmsted? English gardens? I love answering that it actually starts with Stonehenge because of the look of bewilderment on their faces. So what IS a landscape, anyway? Wikipedia say...
Tags: Gardening, Maryland, Wikipedia, Iraq, New York City, Iran, Egypt, Smithsonian, National Mall, Tricks, Designs, Public Gardens, Alhambra, Smithsonian Institution, Washington Irving, Islamic Garden


Wikipedia co-founder has been blocked from his Wikipedia account

Larry Sanger, one of Wikipedia’s co-founders along with Jimmy Wales, has ironically been globally blocked from editing Wikipedia — so he took to Twitter to remedy it. Hello, @Wikipedia. My account was "globally locked." Can someone please unlock it? Thanks. — Larry Sanger (@lsanger) February 15, 2019 We reached out to Sanger, who has no idea why his account has been locked. “Possibly someone logged in as me and did some damage, but I think I would have learned about that,” Sanger told TNW. In th...
Tags: Startups, Wikipedia, Tech, Jimmy Wales, Sanger, Larry Sanger


Wikipedia co-founder blocked from his Wikipedia account [Update: False alarm!]

Update: Turns out it was a simple misunderstanding. Larry Sanger told TNW he accidentally logged in with the wrong username of and older account. Wikipedia spokesperson said the older account had been inactive for some time (about 10 years) and was blocked by volunteer administrators after showing signs of being compromised. This is a normal, consistent process taken by volunteer administrators to protect the security and integrity of Wikipedia. That explains why Sanger got a message he was bloc...
Tags: Startups, Wikipedia, Tech, Sanger, Larry Sanger


Non-color color names

I recently finished reading The Secret Lives of Color, by Kassia St. Clair, a lovely little book of stories, published in 2017, about hues familiar and strange. In the latter category is Isabelline (sometimes called Isabella), said to be the color of the Spanish Infanta Isabella’s white linen underwear after it had been yellowed by age and wear (and – how to put it – bodily excretions); and minium, a bright orange-red used in the Middle Ages. (St. Clair doesn’t say how it got its name: It come...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Nigeria, Linguistics, Cambodia, Colors, Niger, Isabella, Latin, Niger River, Urdu, St Clair, Mino, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Kory Stamper


Wikipedia co-founder has been blocked from his Wikipedia account [Updated]

Update: Turns out it was a simple misunderstanding. Larry Sanger told TNW he accidentally logged in with the wrong username of and older account. Wikipedia spokesperson said the older account had been inactive for some time (about 10 years) and was blocked by volunteer administrators after showing signs of being compromised. This is a normal, consistent process taken by volunteer administrators to protect the security and integrity of Wikipedia. That explains why Sanger got a message he was bloc...
Tags: Startups, Wikipedia, Tech, Sanger, Larry Sanger


Jason Momoa is the Latest Attractive Person in the ‘Dune’ Cast

This is starting to get ridiculous. Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune cast seems to grow every single day, and every single announcement features another fine looking specimen. The latest: Jason Momoa, who recently rode box office waves in Aquaman. Momoa is in talks to take on the role of Duncan Idaho, a “fierce swordsmaster.” Duncan Idaho doesn’t exactly sound like a futuristic name, but let’s just go with it anyway. THR is reporting Jason Momoa is in talks to join the constantly growing Dune cast. W...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Sci-fi, Idaho, House, Adaptation, Josh-Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, Dune, Legendary Pictures, Duncan, PAUL


Jason Momoa is Somehow the Latest Attractive Person in the ‘Dune’ Cast

This is starting to get ridiculous. Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune cast seems to grow every single day, and every single announcement features another fine looking specimen. The latest: Jason Momoa, who recently rode box office waves in Aquaman. Momoa is in talks to take on the role of Duncan Idaho, a “fierce swordsmaster.” Duncan Idaho doesn’t exactly sound like a futuristic name, but let’s just go with it anyway. THR is reporting Jason Momoa is in talks to join the constantly growing Dune cast. W...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Sci-fi, Idaho, House, Adaptation, Josh-Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, Dune, Legendary Pictures, Duncan, PAUL


Green Distillation Technologies clarifies its technological process

In the Australia, tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tires into oil, carbon and steel, has moved to try and remove some of the confusion about how their process is described. Their Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley has said that many people have described their process as ‘pyrolysis’ although there are very significant differences between what they do and what most people understand pyrolysis to be. “Pyrolysis is a ge...
Tags: Europe, Australia, China, Wikipedia, India, United States, Tires, Producer News, Green Distillation Technologies, Trevor Bayley, Denis Randal, Toowoomba Southern Queensland, Queensland Government Resource Recovery Program, Wellcamp Business Park


When "no" means "yes": "Yes or no?"/"No"/"I will take that as a yes."

Ilhan Omar — a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — was questioning Elliott Abrams. Abrams — who is now Trump's special envoy to Venezuela — held foreign policy positions in the Reagan administration in the 1980s and was accused at the time (see Wikipedia) of covering up atrocities committed by U.S.-backed governments in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): On February 8, 1982, you testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about U.S. policy in E...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Reagan, Lying, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Trump, Omar, Abrams, House Foreign Affairs Committee, El Salvador Honduras, Duarte, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ilhan, Ann Althouse


Kyle Van Noy's Wikipedia page edited to reflect his Max Kellerman, Felger & Mazz beefs

Kyle Van Noy's Wikipedia page edited to reflect his Max Kellerman, Felger & Mazz beefs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy was vocal about his displeasure with members of the media calling out his team this season, and two of the prime suspects were Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub afternoon radio show "Felger & Mazz." Well, someone recently had a little fun with Van Noy's Wikipedia page and edited it to refle...
Tags: News, Wikipedia, Boston, New England Patriots, Espn, Mazz, Sports Hub, Felger Mazz, Michael Felger, Van Noy, Kyle Van Noy, Tony Massarotti, Max Kellerman Felger, Max Kellerman Felger Mazz


Sleet.

When I came back in from getting the mail, I told my wife that it was snowing again, but this time in little pellets rather than flakes. She said “Oh, sleet?” I said, confusedly, “I thought sleet was wet?” Then I looked it up in AHD: 1. Precipitation consisting of small ice pellets formed by the freezing of raindrops or of melted snowflakes. 2. A mixture of rain and snow or hail. 3. A thin icy coating that forms when rain or sleet freezes, as on trees or streets. It seemed that my default def...
Tags: UK, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Commonwealth, United States Canada, UK Ireland


Tosh Berman's Playlist for His Memoir "Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Tosh Berman's memoir Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World offers fascinating insight into the life of the author's artist father and the Beat and hippie art scenes of Los Ange...
Tags: Music, La, Wikipedia, Russia, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, James Brown, Neil Young, David, United States, Bob Dylan, Morocco, David Bowie, James Bond, Brian


Tips to help make your website profitable

For quite a long-time publishing has not been a place for people who want to rich. We are talking both print and digital here, with both mediums having struggled in recent times to come out on the black side of the balance sheet. But profitability can be achieved and there are people who are doing it successfully, it just requires some serious focus, the ability to make hard choices and the right team of people to help implement the plan. So, if you are running a website and you are hoping that ...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Sales, Tips


Other Non-Fiction Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Milly Darrell Band 1 v1.0 [German] 13.02.2019

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (* 4. Oktober 1837 in London; † 4. Februar 1915 in Richmond upon Thames) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Mary Elizabeth Braddon war eine der populärsten Schriftstellerinnen des viktorianischen England. Sie war das, was man heute eine Bestsellerautorin nennt. Ihre Themen waren vorwiegend Kriminal- und Gespenstergeschichten, auch Gesellschafts- und Abenteuererzählungen entstammten ihrer Feder.[Wikipedia] Hier >Milly Darell< Band 1 ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Richmond, Feder, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Schriftstellerin Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Braddon Mary Elizabeth, Milly Darrell Band, Milly Darell


Mandombe.

Frequent commenter Y wrote me as follows: I happened to see the Wikipedia article on the Kimbanguist church of the DRC (formerly Zaïre), a messianic Christian movement. It’s quite interesting in itself, but what caught my attention is the Mandombe script, said by its inventor to have been revealed to him through Simon Kimbangu himself. The script’s appearance and logic are to me spectacularly strange, like nothing I have seen before except maybe some ciphers. A Unicode encoding is underway (the ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Unicode, Wayback Machine, Drc, Simon Kimbangu, Helma Pasch


A Word From Wikipedia About Female Entrepreneurs

The word entrepreneur, especially female entrepreneur, has been around for a very long time.  According to Wikipedia:Before the 20th century, females operated small businesses as a way of supplementing their income. In many cases, they were trying to avoid poverty or were replacing the income from the loss of a spouse.They go on to say, "The term entrepreneur is used to describe individuals who have ideas for products and/or services that they turn into a working business. In earlier times, thi...
Tags: Wikipedia, US, Sales, Barack Obama, Entrepreneur, Oprah Winfrey, Female Entrepreneurs, Laurel Delaney, Armi Ratia, women and Wikipedia, Wikipedia About Female Entrepreneurs


70 years ago today, Christian Dior unveiled what was called "The New Look."

Wikipedia:[T]he new collection went down in fashion history as the "New Look" after the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Carmel Snow exclaimed, "It's such a new look!... It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!"... The silhouette was characterised by a small, nipped-in waist and a full skirt falling below mid-calf length, which emphasised the bust and hips... The collection overall showcased more stereotypically feminine designs in contrast to the popular fashions of wartime...The New Look was...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Law, Wikipedia, Feminism, Models, Homosexuality, Dior, Chanel, Christian Dior, Harper, Trump, Coco Chanel, Femininity, Ann Althouse, Bazaar Carmel Snow