In May 2018 (*), while discussing alternatives to Facebook and similar services, I also criticized the whole general idea of ”using one’s own data as a currency”.
In the last months, I have seen several experts suggest three kinds of solutions to the problems created by today’s social networks. Here I suggest, again, that those solutions are wrong, and then make a request.
is right behind, or above, urban population growth.
There are many proposals that governments should nationalize, break up or “regulate” Facebook and similar platforms. Those proposals range from useless to dangerous. With one exception.
In rural, remote and northern communities across Canada, First Nations technicians are taking on Internet connectivity challenges themselves. Then what?