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gillmor gang: loose change


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, keith teare, doc searls, kevin marks, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, march 24, 2017. twitter ponders subscription services, medium gets $5 from steve and maybe doc, keith and kevin offer their 2 cents from across the pond, and mike holds down the fort from crunchfund [email protected], @arrington, @dsearls, @kevinmarks, @kteareproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebook






gillmor gang: blind sighted | techcrunch


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, dan farber, doc searls, keith teare, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, february 3, 2017. celebrity ceos, does the startup valley have a path for big ideas, the social media administration, and the politics of [email protected], @arrington, @dsearls, @dbfarber, @kteareproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebook






gillmor gang: howlin’ wolves


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, keith teare, kevin marks, frank radice, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, february 24, 2017. plus the latest g3 (below) with elisa camahort page, francine hardaway, mary hodder, and tina chase gillmor. may i see your passport [email protected], @arrington, @kevinmarks, @kteare, @fradiceproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebookg3: culture clubg3 chat streamg3 on facebook






gillmor gang: mojo filter


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, keith teare, john taschek, frank radice, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, march 10, 2017. the gang blends fake tech news with real media disruption and machine learning-aided ai. plus the latest g3 (below) with denise howell, francine hardaway, mary hodder, and tina chase [email protected], @arrington, @jtaschek, @kteare, @fradiceproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebookg3: cuckoo clockg3 chat streamg3 on facebook






texas republican uses bible to justify cuts to snap benefits


in their quest to gut snap (food stamps), republicans often point to unemployed adults as freeloaders straining the system because they choose not to work.this strategy is so popular that it even has its own bible verse. as the wonkblogpoints out, on tuesday rep. jodey arrington (r-tx) was at least the third republican to use the biblical passage thessalonians 3-10 as a reason to cut access to food stamps.during a house hearing on nutrition this week, arrington asserted that god demands lawmakers practice compassion—with one important caveat.“he says even when we were with you we give you this rule, ‘if a man will not work he shall not eat.’ and he goes on to say ‘we heard that some of you are idle.’ i think that every american, republican or democrat wants to help the needy among us. and






texas republican uses bible to justify cuts to snap benefits


facebookthe unemployed ‘shall not eat’: texas republican uses bible to justify cuts to snap benefitstana ganeva31 mar 2017 at 10:40 etin their quest to gut snap (food stamps), republicans often point to unemployed adults as freeloaders straining the system because they choose not to work.this strategy is so popular that it even has its own bible verse. as the wonkblogpoints out, on tuesday rep. jodey arrington (r-tx) was at least the third republican to use the biblical passage thessalonians 3-10 as a reason to cut access to food stamps.during a house hearing on nutrition this week, arrington asserted that god demands lawmakers practice compassion—with one important caveat.“he says even when we were with you we give you this rule, ‘if a man will not work he shall not eat.’ and he goes on t






carlson skewers wapo's bible bashing


fox news’s tucker carlson slammed the washington post‘s shoddy religious reporting monday night by saying one of their reporters is an expert in fake news because she writes it.carlson began by mocking wapo’s new, over-the-top slogan, “democracy dies in darkness.”“perhaps no publication in american media wears its moral superiority more proudly than the washington post,” carlson mocked. “they’re so much better than you.”“their slogan conveniently implies both that the post represents the forces of light, and anyone who doesn’t like it is trying to kill america’s free news, and maybe america itself,” he said.”the post has spent a awful lot of time denouncing points of view it disagrees with as ‘fake news.'”carlson then proceeded to talk about a story published the washington post by caitlin






obama in chicago speech: protect democracy or risk taking path of nazi germany


former president barack obama says americans must be vigilant in their defense of democracy or risk following the path of nazi germany in the 1930s.at a speech earlier this week, the former president told the economic club of chicago that "things can fall apart fairly quickly" if americans don't "tend to this garden of democracy."during the speech tuesday, obama pointed to hitler's rise to power in germany as he implored the audience to "pay attention ... and vote."obama also defended the media. he said the press "often drove me nuts" but that he understood that a free press was vital to democracy.while attending a dinner for the economic club of chicago on dec. 5, 2017, barack obama discussed franklin delano roosevelt's internment of japanese americans among other topics. (jennifer arring






washington post botches the bible, lies about lawmaker's bible quote


the washington post lied about a lawmaker's biblical reference, refused to quote what he actually said, then mocked breitbart for shoddy journalism.after the presidential election last november, new york times executive editor dean baquet gave an interview to npr in which he admitted that his journalists simply don’t understand religion.“we don’t get religion,” baquet said. “we don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.”baquet was correct: acela corridor political reporters don’t understand religion, especially christianity. though he was specifically speaking about new york times reporters, baquet’s comments clearly also apply to the washington post, which on friday morning accused a republican congressman from texas of claiming that the bible forbids the unemployed from having foo






wr quintez cephus to miss iowa game for no. 6 wisconsin


madison, wis. — no. 6 wisconsin will be without top receiver quintez cephus for its game saturday against no. 25 iowa.cephus injured his right leg in a 45-17 win over the weekend at indiana. the sophomore leads wisconsin with 501 yards receiving and six touchdowns. he's tied with tight end troy fumagalli with a team-high 30 catches."he has been playing tremendous this year," fumagalli said monday. "prayers to him, great guy, we're all saddened."wide receiver jazz peavy, who has been slowed by a right-foot injury, also is away from the team for personal reasons and remains out.the badgers (9-0, 6-0 big ten, no. 9 cfp) also listed inside linebacker chris orr (left leg) as out for saturday, while safety d'cota dixon is questionable with a right leg injury.coach paul chryst said orr could retu






strong storms cause minor injuries, damage in san antonio


san antonio — a severe storm system spawned a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 100 homes in the san antonia area late sunday night and early monday.national weather service meteorologist yvette benavides says they've received reports that a possible tornado touched down in different parts of san antonio, damaging more than 150 homes.san antonio fire department public information officer joe arrington tells san antonio station kabb-tv that many structures were damaged but only minor injuries have been reported so far.






oscars 2017 red carpet pictures


rosalind ross and mel gibson (credit: getty images / frazer harrison)rosalind ross and actor/director mel gibson arrive at the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on feb. 26, 2017, in hollywood, california.dwayne johnson and lauren hashian(credit: getty images / frazer harrison)actor dwayne johnson and lauren hashian arrive at the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on feb. 26, 2017, in hollywood, california.terrence howard(credit: getty images / kevork djansezian)actor terrence howard arrives at the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on feb. 26, 2017, in hollywood, california.advertisementadvertise herebrie larson(credit: getty images / frazer harrison)actor brie larson arrives at the 89th annual academy awards at hollywoo






strong storms cause minor injuries, damage in san antonio


san antonio (ap) — a severe storm system spawned a possible tornado that has caused minor injuries and damaged more than 150 homes in the san antonia area.national weather service meteorologist yvette benavides says they’ve received reports that a possible tornado touched down in different parts of san antonio, damaging more than 150 homes, late sunday night and early monday.san antonio fire department public information officer joe arrington tells san antonio station kabb-tv that many structures were damaged but only minor injuries have been reported so far.






grease fire blamed for blaze along san antonio river walk


san antonio — authorities say hundreds of shoppers and hotel guests were safely evacuated after a grease fire at a mall along the san antonio river walk poured thick smoke into the tourist area.san antonio fire department officials say nobody was hurt in the midday blaze tuesday that was contained after several hours.officials say people at the shops at rivercenter and at the 38-story marriott riverwalk hotel were evacuated, as a precaution, to the nearby henry b. gonzalez convention center.authorities say the fire happened at a restaurant area of the multi-level upscale mall along the san antonio river. fire department spokesman joe arrington says it appears a grease fire got into some duct work in the restaurants area.firefighters remained at the scene tuesday monitoring the area.






whisper launches new tool to automate article creation from its user-generated c


after months spent watching other anonymous messaging and sharing apps come and go, whisper is coming back to the market with a new product, a massive readership and a reinvigorated approach to sharing its content.the los angeles-based company is ready for its close-up once again. it’s quietly been building an advertising business that has gotten write-ups in advertising age and adweek, as well as a profile of its artificial intelligence content moderation tool, but has remained mum about the new direction the company is taking.this new whisper is less focused on the kind of gossip that made headlines on the service three years ago (and led to this contentious interview with techcrunch co-founder michael arrington).today the company has launched a new, automated service that will provide t






tickets are now available for the techcrunch summer party at august capital


the techcrunch summer party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. like in year’s past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of august capital in menlo park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.the deck around august capital’s office is not large so tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. it’s $90 to attend.about the summer party at august capitaljuly 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.menlo park, caget tickets here, $85 based on availability. tickets will be released in batches. stay tuned to techcrunch for releases, as they sell out quickly.techcrunch parties have a history of being the place you want to meet your future investor, acquirer or co-founder. case in point, when techcrunch founder michael arrington used to hol






failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul


washington (ap) — house republicans’ failure to repeal barack obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of president donald trump’s agenda: tax reform.trump and house speaker paul ryan, r-wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. but they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health care.just as important, the loss on health care will deprive republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts.the gop health plan would have repealed nearly $1 trillion in taxes enacted under obama’s affordable care act. the bill coupled the tax cuts with spending cuts for medicaid, so it wouldn’t add to the budget deficit.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.without the spending cuts, it wil






tickets are now available for the techcrunch summer party at august capital


the techcrunch summer party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. as in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of august capital in menlo park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.the deck around august capital’s office is not large, so tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. it’s $90 to attend.about the summer party at august capitaljuly 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.menlo park, caget tickets here, $90 based on availability. tickets will be released in batches. stay tuned to techcrunch for releases, as they sell out quickly.techcrunch parties have a history of being the place you want to meet your future investor, acquirer or co-founder. case in point, when techcrunch founder michael arrington used to hold






failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul – the denver post


by stephen ohlemacher, the associated presswashington — house republicans’ failure to repeal barack obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of president donald trump’s agenda: tax reform.trump and house speaker paul ryan, r-wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. but they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health care.just as important, the loss on health care will deprive republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts.the gop health plan would have repealed nearly $1 trillion in taxes enacted under obama’s affordable care act. the bill coupled the tax cuts with spending cuts for medicaid, so it wouldn’t add to the budget deficit.without the spending cuts, it will be much harder for






there are now more tickets available for the techcrunch summer party at august c


the techcrunch summer party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. as in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of august capital in menlo park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.the deck around august capital’s office is large but cannot hold all of silicon valley, so tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. it’s $90 to attend.about the summer party at august capitaljuly 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.menlo park, caget tickets here, $90 based on availability. tickets will be released in batches. stay tuned to techcrunch for releases, as they sell out quickly.techcrunch parties have a history of being the place you want to meet your future investor, acquirer or co-founder. case in point, when techcrunch found






seattle chef gets his food network spotlight on ‘iron chef gauntlet’


shota nakajima of adana on capitol hill is one of the seven big-name chefs who will be on food network's "iron chef gauntlet" this april.allez! cuisine! look who got to compete on “iron chef” this season? our own shota nakajima of adana (until recently, naka) on capitol hill.food network announced this morning that “iron chef gauntlet,” a reboot of the popular food contest, will premiere on april 16 at 9 p.m. (pst).“i watched the japanese version of iron chef when i was growing up. to get to be on the show…that’s pretty dope,” the 27-year old nakajima said in a phone interview this morning.six episodes were taped last month in los angeles. nakajima could tell you how he did, but he would have to fillet you. food network producers forbid contestants to talk about the contest. (a food networ






seattle chef gets his food network spotlight on ‘iron chef gauntlet’


shota nakajima of adana on capitol hill is one of the seven big-name chefs who will be on food network's "iron chef gauntlet" this april.allez! cuisine! look who got to compete on “iron chef” this season? our own shota nakajima of adana (until recently, naka) on capitol hill.food network announced this morning that “iron chef gauntlet,” a reboot of the popular food contest, will premiere on april 16 at 9 p.m. (pst).“i watched the japanese version of iron chef when i was growing up. to get to be on the show…that’s pretty dope,” the 27-year old nakajima said in a phone interview this morning.six episodes were taped last month in los angeles. nakajima could tell you how he did, but he would have to fillet you. food network producers forbid contestants to talk about the contest. (a food networ






tickets are now available for the techcrunch summer party at august capital


the techcrunch summer party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. as in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of august capital in menlo park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.the deck around august capital’s office is large but cannot hold all of silicon valley, so tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. it’s $90 to attend.about the summer party at august capitaljuly 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.menlo park, caget tickets here, $90 based on availability. tickets will be released in batches. stay tuned to techcrunch for releases, as they sell out quickly.techcrunch parties have a history of being the place you want to meet your future investor, acquirer or co-founder. case in point, when techcrunch found






grab a ticket to the techcrunch summer party at august capital


the techcrunch summer party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. as in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of august capital in menlo park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.the deck around august capital’s office is large but cannot hold all of silicon valley, so tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. it’s $90 to attend.about the summer party at august capitaljuly 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.menlo park, caget tickets here, $90 based on availability. tickets will be released in batches. stay tuned to techcrunch for releases, as they sell out quickly.techcrunch parties have a history of being the place you want to meet your future investor, acquirer or co-founder. case in point, when techcrunch found






satellogic raises $27m for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites


space tech company satellogic has raised $27 million in a series b round led by chinese internet giant tencent, and with participation by crunchfund (disclosure: co-founded by techcrunch founder michael arrington). the company also launches its sixth micro-satellite into orbit on june 15, aboard a long march-4b rocket that took off from jiuquan satellite launch center.what satellogic offers that’s unique is affordable, high-resolution imaging in a micro-satellite platform, with the ability to capture photo data of the earth at 1 meter resolution. by comparison, planet labs’ dove cube-satellite constellation offers 3-5 meter resolution.satellogic’s products also carry hyperspectral imaging, with 30 meter spatial resolution from orbit, something the company says is “unmatched” when compared






satellogic raises $27m for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites


space tech company satellogic has raised $27 million in a series b round led by chinese internet giant tencent, and with participation by crunchfund (disclosure: co-founded by techcrunch founder michael arrington). the company also launches its sixth micro-satellite into orbit on june 15, aboard a long march-4b rocket that took off from jiuquan satellite launch center.what satellogic offers that’s unique is affordable, high-resolution imaging in a micro-satellite pllatform, with the ability to capture photo data of the earth at 1 meter resolution. by comparison, planet labs’ dove cube-satellite constellation offers 3-5 meter resolution.satellogic’s products also carry hyperspectral imaging, with 30 meter spatial resolution from orbit, something the company says is “unmatched” when compared






satellogic raises $27m for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites


space tech company satellogic has raised $27 million in a series b round led by chinese internet giant tencent, and with participation by crunchfund (disclosure: co-founded by techcrunch founder michael arrington). the company also launches its sixth micro-satellite into orbit on june 15, aboard a long march-4b rocket that took off from jiuquan satellite launch center.what satellogic offers that’s unique is affordable, high-resolution imaging in a micro-satellite platform, with the ability to capture photo data of the earth at 1 meter resolution. by comparison, planet’s constellations of 142 satellites offers imagery at resolutions ranging from less than 1 meter to up to five meters.satellogic’s products also carry hyperspectral imaging, with 30 meter spatial resolution from orbit, somethi






listen to andy hertzfeld on steve jobs movie, general magic, and his time at goo


last week i jumped on a call with andy hertzfeld, a silicon valley legend who really shouldn’t need an introduction.however, in case you aren’t familiar with andy’s work, he was an early apple employee, including being a founding member of the original macintosh team headed up by a then young steve jobs.he’s also started three companies: radius, eazel, and general magic. the latter, founded in 1990, was a handheld “personal intelligent communicator” that pre-dated smartphones.along with andy, general magic’s alumni includes tony fadell (ipod, iphone, and founder of nest), megan smith (founder of planet out, cto of the united states), andy rubin (co-founder of danger and founder of android), and pierre omidyar (founder of ebay).now aged 63, andy spent the most recent part of his career at g






listen to andy hertzfeld on steve jobs movie, general magic, and his time at goo


last week i jumped on a call with andy hertzfeld, a silicon valley legend who really shouldn’t need an introduction.however, in case you aren’t familiar with andy’s work, he was an early apple employee, including being a founding member of the original macintosh team headed up by a then young steve jobs.he’s also started three companies: radius, eazel, and general magic. the latter, founded in 1990, was a handheld “personal intelligent communicator” that pre-dated smartphones.along with andy, general magic’s alumni includes tony fadell (ipod, iphone, and founder of nest), megan smith (founder of planet out, cto of the united states), andy rubin (co-founder of danger and founder of android), and pierre omidyar (founder of ebay).now aged 63, andy spent the most recent part of his career at g






listen to andy hertzfeld on steve jobs movie, general magic, and his time at goo


last week i jumped on a call with andy hertzfeld, a silicon valley legend who really shouldn’t need an introduction.however, in case you aren’t familiar with andy’s work, he was an early apple employee, including being a foundeing member of the original macintosh team headed up by a then young steve jobs.he’s also started three companies: radius, eazel, and general magic. the latter, founded in 1990, was a handheld “personal intelligent communicator” that pre-dated smartphones.along with andy, general magic’s alumni includes tony fadell (ipod, iphone, and founder of nest), megan smith (founder of planet out, cto of the united states), andy rubin (co-founder of danger and founder of android), and pierre omidyar (founder of ebay).now aged 63, andy spent the most recent part of his career at






no more voicemail prevents callers from leaving a message


android/ios: not everyone is a fan of voicemail. some consider it a useless annoyance and prefer to text or email instead. if you’re in that p, no more voicemail will keep callers from leaving you a voicemail by taking away the option altogether.tech writer michael arrington wishes everyone would stop using voicemail because it takes too much… read more read morethe app is free for android and ios and basically forwards your current number to another one that just keeps ringing without your voicemail ever picking up.advertisementadvertisementunless you have a prepaid plan, no more voicemail works with all of the major carriers: at&t, verizon, t-mobile, metropcs, sprint, and u.s. cellular. once you the app and activate your number, your callers will simply get endless ringing.to deactiv






crunchies awards for silicon valley startups focus on diversity


chelsea peretti (above) a comedic actress, introduced the 10th annual crunchies -- awards celebrating startups and vcs in silicon valley -- and managed some decent jokes poking fun at the techie audience. ( see my video here.) diversity was once again the bold theme of the event. and the selections of the nominees for the awards showed a tremendous amount of diversity in gender and people of color. people from outside silicon valley must be tremendously impressed that our young startup teams are so progressive from the very beginning and are building the future the right way. but the staged diversity of the crunchies is far removed from actual reality. the audience looks nothing like them. startup teams continue to be predominately: male, white/asian; from privileged backgrounds. the crun






stanford adds ex-cal assistant ron gould to david shaw's staff


ron gould, who helped develop some of the nfl’s top running backs while an assistant coach at cal, has been named stanford’s running backs coach.gould was the head coach at uc davis for the past four seasons, leading the aggies to a 12-33 record, including a 10-21 mark in the big sky conference.gould replaces lance taylor on head coach david shaw’s staff. taylor, who helped oversee the development of heisman trophy candidate christian mccaffrey, was hired by the carolina panthers as their wide receivers coach.“ron is a great teacher. he brings an impressive resume of working with and developing some outstanding players,” shaw said in a statement released by the school. “as important to me, he is a great mentor and determined to push young men to achievements in life beyond football.”shaw h






souhan: one play changed careers in patriots' last super bowl


houston – nfl players like to say it’s all about the ring, but in the moments after super bowl xlix malcolm butler was more concerned with his pants.“can y’all please back up and let me get dressed?” he pleaded. “what is going on?”butler had cried on the field. now he was confused by the waves of reporters asking him questions. he had played only two years of high school football before attending little west alabama. he had gone undrafted and had signed with the new england patriots after a post-draft workout.on feb. 1, 2015, in super bowl xlix, the rookie cornerback replaced struggling starter kyle arrington in the second half. butler would make the interception at the goal line that gave the patriots a 28-24 victory over seattle in glendale, ariz. without that play, the patriots today wo






mobitv raises $21m as it pivots into set-top box-free iptv for the living room


mobitv, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring tv services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring its technology to the living room. the company today announced that it has picked up a growth round of $21 million from oak investment partners and ally bank.it plans to use the funds for further development and marketing of its mobitv connecttm platform — a product for pay tv and on-demand tv providers to stream broadcast tv and offer other services, like catch-up and recording, without the need of a set-top box.(it also can be incorporated into products like the fire tv stick from amazon, or apple tv, to add live tv services to these.)“we’ve made a big investment in the platform, and we want to get additional salespeople on the street






mobitv raises $21m as it pivots into set top box-free iptv for the living room


mobitv, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring tv services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring its technology to the living room. the company today announced that it has picked up a growth round of $21 million from oak investment partners and ally bank.it plans to use the funds for further development and marketing of its mobitv connecttm platform — a product for pay tv and on-demand tv providers to stream broadcast tv and offer other services like catch-up and recording without the need of a set-top box.(it can also be incorporated into products like the fire tv stick from amazon, or apple tv, to add live tv services to these.)“we’ve made a big investment in the platform, and we want to get additional salespeople on the street a






an athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. us olympic officials stood by


by will hobson and steven rich,  the washington postcolorado springs – the documents describing a coach’s sexual abuse of three aspiring olympic athletes circulated through u.s. olympic committee headquarters in early 2014.it started in a hotel room in 2010, yasmin brown wrote. she was 16 and her taekwondo coach – marc gitelman, or “master g” – was 44. gitelman provided alcohol and suggested a game.a few minutes later, brown collapsed on the bed. she felt his hand lift her shorts, then his lips on her thigh.over the next three years, brown wrote, her coach forced her to have sex dozens of times: at hotels before tournaments, at his studio, in his car. brown’s letter was part of a packet that included letters from two other women alleging abuse by gitelman, and a police report.brown tried t






technofascism and the three percent


everywhere i look, i see the magic number: 3%. on the right, a whole quasi-militia movement is named that. on the left, activists report “it takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships.” n im taleb argues that once an intransigent minority reaches “3 or 4%” of the total population, the latter will “have to submit to their preferences.”but it seems like everyone is intransigent now — and i believe technology has a lot to do with that.the causality is pretty straightforward. social media acts as a m ive collective sorting hat, silently igning most of us to filter bubbles wherein our beliefs and biases are rarely challenged. news (or “news”) sources rise up to cater to those filter bubbles, powered by tech’s ability to provide cheap glo






technofascism and the three percent


everywhere i look, i see the magic number: 3%. on the right, a whole quasi-militia movement is named that. on the left, activists report “it takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships.” n im taleb argues that once an intransigent minority reaches “3 or 4%” of the total population, the latter will “have to submit to their preferences.”but it seems like everyone is intransigent now — and i believe technology has a lot to do with that.the causality is pretty straightforward. social media acts as a m ive collective sorting hat, silently igning most of us to filter bubbles wherein our beliefs and biases are rarely challenged. news (or “news”) sources rise up to cater to those filter bubbles, powered by tech’s ability to provide cheap glo