Today,there are many proposals to fix Big Tech, but too often, these proposals start from the premise that Big Tech is permanent and there is no need to consider the way new rules would impact potential competitors, because they're already doomed.
Last year's EU Copyright Directive, for example, with its mandate for expensive copyright filters for online services (how expensive? Google spend $100m developing Contentid, a toy version of what the EU rule requires).
The #GAFAM game plan
1. Build a garden
2. Lure people into the garden
3. Imprison the people inside by building a wall around the garden
4. Gradually destroy the garden and build a shopping mall in its place 🤑
The regulation that ensures you don’t have to change your phone number when you change the provider made it easier for businesses to compete with lower prices. Markets became less "free" but more "open".
Left should move the debate from free vs regulated to free vs open markets.
Nothing reveals the hypocrisy of big businesses like when they beg for government protection from the free market forces they always cite to justify their greed.
Germany's biggest union calls for 4-day week to save thousands of jobs
Germany's automotive and industrial sectors were already undergoing huge structural changes before the pandemic struck.
Hei kaikki uudet käyttäjät! Voitte kirjoittaa itsestänne esittelyn (#esittely) niin opimme tuntemaan teidät paremmin.
Lehti-lehti: Mieserikoistoimittajien kesäjuhlilla kuultiin liian monta Kamalaa vitsiä
Critics of Big Tech are often told, “If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.”
Last year, @kashhill tried — really tried — to do just that. It wasn't possible.
Ahdistaako ilmastonmuutos? Toiminta auttaa. Tule mukaan ✊ Kaikenlaisia ihmisiä tarvitaan, ei tarvitse välttämättä tulla pidätetyksi kadulla.
Are you depressed due to climate change? Action helps. Join us ✊ We need all kinds of people. You don't necessarily need to get arrested.
“We examined more than 15,000 recent popular queries and found that Google devoted 41 percent of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and what it calls ‘direct answers,’ which are populated with information copied from other sources, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.”
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Tekniikan alan ihminen, joka lähti kuntapolitiikkaan torjumaan ilmastonmuutosta, mutta sotkeutui soteuudistukseen ja homekouluihin.
This is a Finnish language Mastodon instance. Everyone is free to join, but public toots should be in Finnish. Registrations require preapproval. Please indicate that you have read and understood the rules in your message.