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kissane

@kissane@mas.to

Working on governance, risk, and social patterns across federated systems. Previously: COVID Tracking Project + Mozilla Foundation + editorial and community advocacy in tech and culture orgs.

I want our tools and networks to be better in more ways for more people in more places. Also: Books, care, plants, very old bones, humane journalism, magic as technology.

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kissane, to random
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The experience of reading this was of a high eerie whistling sound coming from somewhere high up as the first batch of quotations scrolled by and then a series of explosions getting closer and louder

https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/generative/

kissane,
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@kb 💜💜💜

kissane,
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@koteisaev slow blink

zompus, to random
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I really want to know if there are academic studies or something quantifying people's driving getting crappier post-pandemic. Today I saw someone totally use a left turn lane with a green arrow to speed straight through an intersection past cars stopped at a red light. If someone going the other way had been turning left it would have been a head-on collision.

kissane,
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kissane, (edited ) to random
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👀

“In the following report, we provide a framework for risk assessments of algorithmic components of platforms that provides a foundation for comprehensive platform risk assessments…”

https://mailchi.mp/integrityinstitute.org/on-risk-assessment-and-mitigation-for-algorithmic-systems?e=bf0f2c2b44

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZMt7igUcKUq00yakCnbxBCcaA7vajAix/view?pli=1

kissane,
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A singularly unhelpful preview card from Mailchimp there but the report linked above is from the Integrity Institute, which is made up of trust & safety folks from (mostly) the big platforms. https://integrityinstitute.org

kissane,
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@fmhueffer I mean, there are obviously elements of ideological capture with industrial-scale trust and safety. Otoh a lot of these people have spent a good chunk of their lives trying to reduce the harm of the big machines, and they know more than literally anyone else about how the worst parts (and people, inside and outside the companies) work.

kissane,
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@fmhueffer Eh, I'm fine with whatever personal indictments, but tbh I'm pretty much zero interested in intentions and extremely interested in redistributing crucial knowledge about mechanisms, known patterns of harm, and mitigations.

They have a bunch of that knowledge. I want it. For all of us.

kissane,
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Condensing thoughts from some replies:

Industrial-scale trust & safety generally aligns ideologically w/big-platform positions on extraction, capital, humans, etc.

And/but these teams know more than anyone else about how the worst machinery and actors (inside and outside the platform companies) work.

I'm extremely interested in redistributing crucial info about mechanisms, known patterns of harm, and mitigations.

T&S people have a bunch of that info. I want it. (For all of us.)

kissane,
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@williampietri Yeah, agreed. Things coming out of the Integrity Institute, though, and various grant-funded reports and projects run by ex-T&S people seem potentially super valuable to me as a window into those silos.

But posting them here always and understandably invites reflexive rejection. (Fruit of the poisoned tree but make it Meta.)

kissane,
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@williampietri In a parallel universe I’d be doing those interviews tbh. But that second part esp feels like something urgently needed. (Was just talking about a piece of that earlier today. So many isolated entities.)

kissane,
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@dsalo For real for real for real

kissane,
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@fmhueffer I'm talking about a specific kind of knowledge being offered (at the top of this thread) by former T&S people. If that's not your thing, I guess don't read it? 🤷

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Hey, I made us a little playlist: nineteen quotes about “artificial intelligence”, spanning a few hundred years. https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/generative/

kissane,
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@beep saint feraline of the baby raccoons ethan

inquiline, to random
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Who else thinks this "article" was written by a bot?

https://medriva.com/health/new-covid-variant-triggers-symptoms-before-positive-tests-complicating-diagnoses

(posting this here so as not to seem churlish towards the OP but uhhh, this testing phenom isn't very new and this piece has a lot of telltale signs. We are really in hell)

kissane,
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@inquiline 100%, no question in my mind.

glennf, to random
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Don’t sleep on Constellation. It’s slow paced but not slow bad.

kissane,
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@glennf you know what’s an amazing way to watch the pilot is on a long flight through bumpy air on a plane that isn’t properly pressurized while traveling with a beloved child 😵‍💫

kissane, to random
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This is a good resource for sorting out what’s happening with the Open Collective Foundation (not Open Collective the platform or Open Source Collective) shutdown. It’s pretty gnarly. A lot of good people will be trying to offer safe landings for the projects who got this news out of nowhere.

https://blog.opencollective.com/open-collective-official-statement-ocf-dissolution/

StillIRise1963, to random
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I have to go workout. Covid is really scaring the shit out of me when it comes to my heart. I have issues and now, I'm afraid.☹️

kissane,
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@StillIRise1963 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‍🩹

kissane, to random
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so nothing happened on here in the five or so days I was offline, right? definitely no things

kissane,
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@beep the only update I need tbh

BlackAzizAnansi, to random
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I want my pre-pandemic life back
😭😭😭

kissane,
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@BlackAzizAnansi I’m going to eat in every diner cafe bar bodega sushi counter and ramen shop. Pizza place. Burgers. I don’t care. See a restaurant eat a restaurant.

kissane,
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@mhoye @BlackAzizAnansi I would say that for me, my understanding of what “humans are a social species” means has taken some real turns.

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Pretty excited this news is finally out. I'm joining @brianboyer in helping the Chicago Reader get their web experience as awesome as the rest of their reporting.

The Reader was my first gig out of college. It's nice to come home.

https://chicagoreader.com/reader/press-releases/brian-boyer-dan-sinker-product-development-joey-mandeville-grants/

kissane,
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@dansinker @brianboyer oh shiiiiit

blogdiva, to random
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am half bald, lost most of my eyebrows, have no eyelashes left, am about 40 lbs overweight and paler than death but i did it, AM DONE WITH #CHEMO AND I GOT TO RING THAT FUCKING BELL!!!

next up: radiation and a year of immunotherapy. but for now am greatful. it could have been worse after landing in the emergency room TWICE, once for #COVID19, the other for a blood clot that also had me a week in the hospital.

i rang that bell with my sons, and i got to say with my whole chest, #fuckCancer.

kissane,
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@blogdiva LIZA!!! YEAH!! 🏆🏆🏆🔔🔔🔔💜💜💜

boby_biq, to random
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It’s nice to read about the other fedi projects but I’m not moving my big old arse anywhere without a mobile (iPhone) app. No, I don’t care about the browser version. I need an app. (Client- or whatever it called-NO I DONT WANT TO KNOW HOW IT CALLED)

kissane,
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@boby_biq 😂😂😂

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