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Limits and risks of "data as money"

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”.

Why I do not write on LinkedIn. Or Medium. Or Patreon. Or...

or Or Blogger. Or… OK, you get my drift. There are several important reasons why I almost never do that, have no intention to do otherwise, and invite everybody else to do the same.

NO, It's NOT "Time for Mark Zuckerberg to Give Up Control of Facebook"

It’s time for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to become irrelevant, instead. Even if they are cooperatives

About "managing personal fabrication on a mass scale"

There is a post on the P2P blog about the (digital) Fabrication Divide which, on one point, is not entirely correct.I am talking of this specific sentence:

Girl Scouts, other equal opportunity employers and... software discrimination

Girl Scouts, other equal opportunity employers and... software discrimination /img/girlscout_southern_nevada_application2.png

Casual browsing (more on this below) just brought me to the website of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSN). As many other organizations of all kinds, in the USA and elsewhere, they are, as clearly stated in their official Application for Employment:

an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or marital status.

Without Internet access, are computers any good for Sierra Leone?

(This is my summary of a story told me by Lucia Mazzoni. Paragraphs in bold and beginning with my name are my own comments, added later.