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[#] Fri Sep 06 2019 13:05:13 EDT from LoanShark

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LMAO.

[#] Fri Sep 06 2019 13:06:26 EDT from LoanShark

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Because reality itself has a liberal bias, don’t you know.

uhoh, somebody's been reading Krugman. There goes the neighborhood.

[#] Sat Sep 07 2019 08:28:08 EDT from darknetuser

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From my perspective, the only solution is a fight-to-the-death between

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, with the winner getting the death
penalty.



I would TOTALLY pay to watch that.

[#] Mon Sep 09 2019 00:59:49 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Thu Sep 05 2019 21:41:33 EDT from ldo
Wed Sep 04 2019 21:51:20 EDT from ParanoidDelusions
Twitter is completely biased with a left wing bubble.

Because reality itself has a liberal bias, don’t you know.



Well, that is just the 80/20 rule at play. 

The smartest and most productive people are always going to be in the minority. ;) 

 



[#] Mon Sep 09 2019 01:02:19 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Fri Sep 06 2019 12:38:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
This is my observation as well. Admittedly it is not an observation from a neutral point of view, but I have a feeling it's a fairly objective truth.

Is it "built in" to the platform?

One explanation could be that, simply, this is an effect of an obtusely large percentage of left-wingers operating the platform.

The other explanation could be that the left is far more likely to have mobs of people filing Butthurt Reports on posts they don't like, so it's far more likely that a provocative conservative post will be taken down than a provocative liberal post. As LoanShark correctly pointed out, left cancel culture focuses on takedown, while right cancel culture focuses on retaliation.

From my perspective, the only solution is a fight-to-the-death between Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, with the winner getting the death penalty.


DIGG was a fairly neutral platform - until DIGG 2.0 and Ole Oleson created this false controversy about the DIGG Bury brigade - which was supposed to be a group of conservatives who all mobilized to bury left leaning posts and upvote Right leaning ones. This wasn't really the truth - but DIGG went to great lengths to disrupt the conservative voices on that site. 

And it went from being "The Front Page Of the Internet," to being a landing page for newsfeeds for AOL.COM. 

 

 



[#] Thu Sep 12 2019 08:00:53 EDT from Haven

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I used to spend tons of time on Digg prior to Digg 2.0.  I watched Diggnation as well.   After 2.0 the site was less usable, the news wasn't really news or at least interesting any more.  



[#] Thu Sep 12 2019 10:32:51 EDT from darknetuser

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I am very out of the loop, because I don't know what Digg is or was.
Anyway, it looks like sites start dropping badly in quality once they become a mainstream massified thing.

[#] Sat Sep 14 2019 08:24:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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And it went from being "The Front Page Of the Internet," to being a
landing page for newsfeeds for AOL.COM. 

...which, in turn, became useless after it became Arianna OnLine, a landing page for the Huffington Post.

Digg 1 was marginally useful for a couple of years. It had a neat mix of news, funny stuff, etc. As a nerd I remember trying it out for a while after Slashdot became unreadable. I seem to recall abandoning it because there was just too much volume.

[#] Sat Sep 14 2019 08:36:17 EDT from darknetuser

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I am VERY out of the loop, because I though Slashdot was ALWAYS unreadable :)

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 05:44:30 EDT from fleeb

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Well, I've noticed the left always feels the moderates are too far to the right, and the right always feels the moderates are too far to the left.

Which makes a sort of sense, really. Because, from their perspectives, that's how they feel.

So I wonder if it's difficult to recognize when someone is being moderate, or truly too far to the left or right, if you aren't a moderate yourself.

And then, to what degree can you know if you're moderate?

I feel like I'm moderate, mostly because I think both positions seem too extreme.

A lot of you here have embraced the right's position, with maybe one or two on the left (maybe... the lefties here seem more moderate, as far as I can tell). I kinda feel you're a little extreme if you call for the death of someone for disagreeing with your position, but that's just my opinion, man.

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 11:33:41 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Did you just disagree with my position? You know what that means of course?

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 15:02:58 EDT from LoanShark

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2019-09-16 05:44 from fleeb

Well, I've noticed the left always feels the moderates are too far to

the right, and the right always feels the moderates are too far to the

left.

And the one in the middle... was a Methodist

[#] Tue Sep 17 2019 13:28:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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...which is all sorts of funny, or maybe prescient, if you know about the kind of sociopolitical crap that is currently tearing up the United Methodist Church.

[#] Tue Sep 17 2019 13:39:30 EDT from LoanShark

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(it's a Johnny Cash line, btw)

[#] Sat Sep 28 2019 22:21:47 EDT from darknetuser

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Today I Learned about retroshare.

Actually, I already knew of it, but I have not been using it until recently. Very nice friend-to-friend networking idea, with i2p support for hidden networks of friends. Also Tor and Clearnet support.

Sharing files was never such a complex endevour, not even in the modem days :)

[#] Mon Nov 11 2019 15:10:53 EST from LoanShark

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TIL...

That there is a journalist (or opinion writer?) named Tom Hamburger.

That is all.

[#] Tue Nov 12 2019 17:50:43 EST from gregthejew

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HAMBURGER



[#] Tue Nov 12 2019 19:46:43 EST from zooer

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Neil Hamburger



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