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From a Culture of Connectivity to a Platform Society
transform, change public life and social life. [...] participatory culture (reality is sometimes less than 1% create of the 100% that consume. [,,,] give away your user data, get service for free. it became a economic transaction. user data is currency. [...] harmful for people, but no discussion about harms to society and public life (self-censorship) & rise in vanity, Selbstdarstellung! Also filter bubble. Revenge Porn. Stalking. Cyber bullying and cyber mobbing. Phishing for your data, enabling cyber crime. [...] hidden norms and values [...] not a level playing field [pay to play] [...]
Platfom  Silo  Open  Platform  EULA  TOS  Social  Media  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  winner  take  all  Strava  Google  News  Google  Inc.  Uber  Silicon  Valley  mobile  homescreen  Brand  Gesellschaft  society  WhatsApp  Public  Life  AirBnB  book  Web  2.0  Tinder  user  data  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  sharing  economy  Gig  YouTube  self-censorship  Big  advertisement  re-targeting  advertisement  targeting  Selbstdarstellung  Selfie  filter  bubble  Newsfeed  revenge  porn  stalking  cyber  mobbing  cyber  bullying  phishing  cyber  crime  self-regulation  NextDoor  Amazon  4chan  Reddit 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Hot or Not founder responds to Nancy Jo Sales' new book: "I don’t think we invented human nature"
Nearly every tweet I’ve read about Nancy Jo Sales’ new book “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” has been some variation of “I’m scared to read this.” Indeed by page 20, I started making plans to move to an Amish village by the time my daughter turns 12. The deeper I read, the more I was impressed by many of the young women Sales interviewed, and the more sorry I felt that we've given them this world.  [...] Sales also describes how young girls worship Kim Kardashian and derive their self worth from how many likes they get on Instagram.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  self-regulation  self-actualization  self-publishing  self-respect  self-censorship  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Selfie  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  filter  bubble  Depression  YouTube  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  mobile  homescreen  Snapchat  Tinder  superficial  OkCupid  Reddit  #GamerGate  4chan  Sexting  mental  health  well  being  book  governance  Instagram.  Whisper  Yik  Yak  Vine  Kik  Ask.fm  self-worth  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Patriarchy  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
SNAPPING MY WAY THROUGH VEGAS | DailyVee 003 - YouTube
>> cross-pollination w snippets of other platforms native content. // doesn't have to do w selling shit, pushing ... it's about adding value and story telling. // Casey Neistat - how can you not use Social Media to interact and tell your story next with to the video, perspective, sharing, your view, storytelling. - youtu.be/UZ9UtbnzYyA - // LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA. But content needs to be great. Social Media can't raise lame shit. // it's the conversation, the back and fourth. the exchange.
Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  Social  Media  storytelling  Casey  Neistat  creative  destruction  creativity  Snapchat  Tumblr  Reddit  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  Imgur  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  graph  Newsfeed  discovery  contextual  distribution  user  generated 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline | Vanity Fair
Lost decade under Ballmer, the sales guy. Sales guy is not the right guy 2 make a dent into the universe. //&! JULY 2012 Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant - vnty.fr/1OU6xUN //&! NOVEMBER 2014 The Empire Reboots - vnty.fr/1FZ4mJd //&! bit.ly/1isyHfL //&! Bill & Ballmer not on speaking terms - on.mash.to/1isyFED cnet.co/1KcO02M //&! Steve Ballmer talks LA Clippers, Satya Nadella & Microsoft. Just dont ask him abt Gates - ind.pn/10mLbMH //&! read.bi/1Lw4zXs // &! Start-up advice/lesson is that you have to have a true north to be long-term relevant, big enough to be seemingly inexhaustible! Yahoo! NO. AOL. NO. Twitter. Still Debating it internally, reflective of nobody being the true leader with true leadership capabilities, everyone cooking & suggesting spices. Facebook. YES. LinkedIn. YES (economic graph). Amazon. YES. Zappos. YES. RocketInternet. NO. Google. YES. Foursquare. YES. Tumblr. NO. Reddit. YES. HBO. YES.
Steve  Ballmer  Bill  Gates  Apple  Google  Google  Inc.  Alphabet  Inc.  Platform  EULA  Windows  8  Windows  10  Satya  Nadella  Leadership  CEO  mission  vision  Principle  Mittelstand  SME  SMB  consumer  product  Facebook  Twitter  Bing  Yahoo!  WhatsApp  WeChat  Line  Kakao  Talk  Silo  SAAS  Microsoft  Azure  AWS  Amazon  Silicon  Valley  Android  iOS  Hardware  Software  Nokia  Patent  patents  IP  intellectual  property  technological  progress  technological  history  disruption  disrupting  markets  bottom  up  dream  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Venture  Capital  Google+  Tumblr  Reddit  AOL  linkedin  foursquare  Dennis  Crowley  HBO 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’ | Re/code
Still, Pao underscored that the deck was stacked against her in terms of resources. “I think it is wrong that employees have to pay in this situation, but I simply cannot afford the risks of more costs to fight a firm with massive PR and legal resources,” she said. “The court system is not set up to create an even playing field.” [...] To be clear, Kleiner and I have not reached any agreement to settle this matter. Settlement might have provided me with financial benefits, but only at the great cost of silence." [...] She said she would continue to speak out on issues of gender disparity, but she was spending time with her family and also returning to investing and working with entrepreneurs. &! on.recode.net/1OfLRII
Ellen  Pao  KPCB  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Privileged  misogyny  Misogynie  HR  human  resources  corporate  culture  corporate  values  people  management  team  management  Leadership  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  Sam  Altman  Alexis  Ohanian  CEO  Reddit 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
How To Get 1 Million Subscribers - YouTube
meritocracy, democratic, egalitarian. anyone who has interest, can find it. u will have an audience, even it is just 1. either they like it, share it & come back. or they leave u alone. // Beme, remove the aspect of creation. the friction. the cognitive cost. the overhead. a process to follow. a tutorial or how to listicle to read. to Google or to ask. >> Product developers & investors should think about the cognitive cost of their products. The cognitive cost very often can be much higher than the financial cost. Products with a low cognitive cost are those where the technology fades away and dont require a consumers ongoing attention. bit.ly/1Nz0veO // "Don't make me think." << book, UI UX mantra. // Photo-filter-app vs photo-editing-app vs video-editing-ai-augmented-intelligence-app that have popped up. podcasting. EDM // what has lots of overhead & sometimes really disappointing user experience? Skype, Windows, FriendFeed, Twitter?(niche compared 2 FB). Q&A youtu.be/6xVdM0QJq6Y
Casey  Neistat  freedom  of  expression  expression  creative  destruction  Beme  Vlogging  vlog  YouTube  Vine  Instagram  Periscope  Twitch  justin.tv  Qik  writing  Video  mainstream  filter  bubble  editor  Reddit  4chan  storytelling  Music  Industry  Indie  Music  Hollywood  content  discovery  content  distribution  distribution  model  TV  Reality  TV  scripted-reality  television  painting  digital  economy  digital  content  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  critics  Artist  graphic  artists  digital  cognitive  cost  friction  frictionless  Product/Market  Fit  MVP  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  consumer  product  UI  UX  user  engagement  user  generated  content  user  experience  user  churn  hook  customer  empowerment  customer  experience  customer  retention  customer  acquisition  Podcast  podcasting  Platform  content  creator  The  Wars  Snapchat  SMS  WhatsApp 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Trouble With Reddit’s Content Policy Update | Re/code
It makes sense that hosting what the Southern Poverty Law Center described as the nexus of white supremacism on the Internet makes it difficult to “maintain a healthy and successful platform.” It’s obvious that Reddit doesn’t want to play host to racism and harassment. But the company doesn’t want to compromise too much on the “free speech” principles that hardcore Redditors, who are integral to the day-to-day functions of the site, obsess over. And Reddit also wants to cut ties with well-known hate centers like r/coontown that offend both advertisers and common decency. Reddit’s problem is that it wants to have it both ways. [ tl;dr Reddit wants to be more family friendly to be more attractive to advertisers, after all it has the pageviews to have advertising, what ever form, make it a sizeable revenue pillar. That should have long ago been communicated, still hasn't. ]
Reddit  community  communication  community  management  TOS  corporate  governance  free  speech  Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  PR  public  relations  transparency  authenticity  authentic  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Imgur finally cracks down on NSFW content -- and its users are fucking pissed
Making thinks more Family Friendly! To attract (more) actual advertisers (to get even to a 'maybe'). To fund the sites ops and with an aim to actually make a profit. Think about if Nike and co co-host their pictures on Imgur. And or post branded / native style content on imgur along the strings imgur plays. Telling a story with picture series. ie about how a product came to be/evolved (a shoe). // https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/imgur - Reddit and Imgur got funding from a17z
Reddit  Imgur  community  community  management  communication  TOS  Platform  business  model  Venture  Capital  Start-Up  lesson  free  speech  Start-Up  advice  user  generated  content  advertisement  banner  ads  native  advertising  branded  content  click  farm  brand  awareness  advertising  pageviews  Programmatic  advertisement  re-targeting  advertisement  targeting  4chan  YouTube 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
My Reddit Utopia - Everything you think you know about “the front page of the Internet” is wrong. : TrueReddit
Yep there are great niche subreddits. But that doesn't mean that the racism/sexism that exists all over the defaults isn't a wrong picture of reddit. Plus the sewage in the basement tends to leak over to decent subreddits.
Reddit  niche  community  community  management 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit's reaction to Pao, but not to Ohanian - is the community based around sexist/racist reactions than on evidence of actions? : TheoryOfReddit
Ellen Pao didn't fire Taylor. It was Ohanian. Ohanian did not make it clear he was involved. // public dishonest. It's what he didn't say ... // ex-CEO yishan made the point as well.
Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  Reddit  glass  cliff  Sam  Altman  communication 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman Changes Content Policy, Lists Bannable Offenses | Re/code
http://redd.it/3djjxw // Reddit becomes a little bit more Family Friendly. Like Facebook (so very much) and Twitter (does its best, see its attempts with AI to detect nudity, bc porners like Twitter posting their nudes and DVD covers ... you know.). // &! tcrn.ch/1HDd2ZP &! bbc.in/1e3M8zq &! bit.ly/1HwWqmq &! http://redd.it/3daxz1 &! http://redd.it/3dcco6 - Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong's latest big reveal: Reddit’s board has been itching to purge hate-based subreddits since the beginning. And recently, the only thing stopping them had been... Ellen Pao. Whoops. &! bzfd.it/1RI0O9Y - Reddit needed Leadership, it got ideology.
Reddit  user  generated  content 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet - The Washington Post
--- 444 comments and counting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Lewis_(journalist)#Lewis.27s_law // By Ellen Pao // PAX East 2014: Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help // Posted by Patrick Klepek | Apr. 17, 2014 9:37am // Depression Quest designer Zoe Quinn joined me to talk about the Internet, and how we can make things just a tiny bit better. // via http://redd.it/3djpjy // the frictionless type thing of the internet and the anonymity - is an enabler of the best and worst in us.
Reddit  Ellen  Pao  Troll  Trolls  haters  hater  SJW  #GamerGate  hate  speech  frictionless  cyber  mobbing  cyber  bullying  sexual  harassment  harassment  gender-based  harassment  Twitter  Facebook  Digg  YouTube  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  feminism  feminist  4chan  anonymity 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit Engineering Chief Bethanye Blount Quits | Re/code
via http://redd.it/3d7vtr // Bethanye Blount "In an interview, Blount confirmed her departure after only two months at Reddit, having come there from Facebook. She said her move was not directly linked to Pao’s exit, but noted that she had lost confidence in the new direction of the company." [...] Blount said she left because she did not think she “could deliver on promises being made to the community.” [ supporting Mods with new tools and improving existing tools, with non-existing resources and without leadership - speak under Huffman, Ohaninan, Altman. Reddit is still sometimes struggling to keep-up with traffic demand ] [...] Blount also said she believed Pao’s exit was an indirect consequence of gender discrimination, and that Pao had been placed on a “glass cliff.” [ Ohanian's Fall "Girl" ] // youtu.be/huEztet4IiU - bethanye Blount Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: "Build a Better Unicorn..." - Scaling systems is hard. Scaling operations teams to manage those systems? Even harder.
Reddit  Alexis  Ohanian  Steve  Huffman  Sam  Altman  glass  cliff  Ellen  Pao  Politics  Leadership  accountability 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Former Reddit CEO alleges co-founder Alexis Ohanian fired Victoria Taylor, not Pao
via redd.it/3d6asv // nyti.ms/1gz0Iks // yishan - former CEO :: Alexis wasn’t some employee reporting to Pao, he was the Executive Chairman of the Board, i.e. Pao’s boss. He had different ideas for AMAs, he didn’t like Victoria’s role, and decided to fire her. Pao wasn’t able to do anything about it. In this case it shouldn’t have traveled upstream to her, it came from above her. Then when the hate-train started up against Pao, Alexis should have been out front and center saying very clearly “Ellen Pao did not make this decision, I did.” Instead, he just sat back and let her take the heat. That’s a stunning lack of leadership and an incredibly shitty thing to do. I actually asked that he be on the board when I joined; I used to respect Alexis Ohanian. After this, not quite so much. // Alexis Ohanian "It was my decision to change how we work with AMAs and the transition was my failure[.]" &! tnw.co/1M7IZ0t &! redd.it/3d2hv3 &! bit.ly/1L5f6O5 Sarah Lacy on Reddit & Digg
Reddit  Ellen  Pao  Alexis  Ohanian  Sam  Altman  Leadership  community  community  management  communication  accountability  transparency  business  model  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  straight  white  male  Misogynie  misogyny  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  Patriarchy  haters  hater  Troll  trolls  #GamerGate 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Reddit Problem — Medium
By the 90–9–1 rule (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)), most users are lazy. They just want to see interesting content, they don’t want to have to work to find it. As Reddit grows, it has to find a way to organize its massive amount of information.
Reddit  user  generated  content 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
How Ellen Pao lost her job but survived Reddit's swamp of trolls | Technology | The Guardian
Silicon Valley’s most controversial executive has personified the discrimination and harassment directed at women in technology and on the internet. A look back at her landmark gender lawsuit and her ouster at Reddit reveals how much – and how little – has changed // &! Reddit's Ellen Pao is latest female CEO blamed for inherited woes, experts say As Pao steps down following a petition and death threats, sociologists and other observers point to a ‘glass cliff’ for female executives [...] Barbara Annis, co-author of Work with Me: the 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business and the founding partner of Gender Intelligence Group, a New York firm specializing in gender diversity training, [...] Every mistake a female CEO makes gets attributed to her gender, and for men it’s not that way - bit.ly/1KZXH9w
Ellen  Pao  Reddit  Silicon  Valley  Marissa  Mayer  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  gap  gender  bias  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  gender  politics  gender  equality  HR  human  resources  management  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Privileged  bias  prejudice  pattern 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Episode 558: News Roundtable! Reddit, tech outages, hackers gone wild, sex scandals, luxury pot, - YouTube
>> Ellen Pao wasnt alone, there was Sam Altman and Alexis Ohanian who also aversaw 1) how to make AMAs and Co reddits a business avenue (he plan of how to make money without asking / consulting all stakeholders!) and 2) its lack of mod and community support on a lasting basis and 3) to fire Victoria, and secret santa founder and SVP of product bc they did were not on the same line with the head honchos how to make money with Reddit. Period. Ellen Pao was not the sole decision maker. The board obviously was behind her. /// &&&!!! http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2015/07/reddit-s-woman-problem
Reddit  Ellen  Pao  Women  in  Tech  Silicon  Valley  Sam  Altman  Alexis  Ohanian  Venture  Capital  business  model  community  community  management  HR  human  resources  management 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit's Ellen Pao resigns after community's criticism - BBC News
Ellen Pao, the chief executive of influential news and links sharing website Reddit, has resigned. - by Sam Altman - http://redd.it/3cucye "Ellen Pao resigned from reddit today by mutual agreement. I'm delighted to announce that Steve Huffman, founder and the original reddit CEO, is returning as CEO." [...] [Huffman:] We've got a lot of work to do. Fortunately, I've got five years of ideas stacked up, and I'm looking forward to getting to work." // tcrn.ch/1TrA9vE &! slate.me/1IQrjEI &! wrd.cm/1CuM4EL &! wrd.cm/1dRyZJJ &! slate.me/1eJKjbB &! slate.me/1M11C6b >> role of AMA's in Science to communicate both ways with the public at large and for the keenly interested ProAm's. // &! bit.ly/1UNvfuz &! bit.ly/1IRqoE1
Reddit  Ellen  Pao  Alexis  Ohanian  Sam  Altman  Steve  Huffman 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit's fate hangs in the balance as revolt against CEO makes waves | Technology | The Guardian
While more than 200,000 Redditors want Ellen Pao to resign, readers are jumping ship to budding competitor sites as top brass pushes to go mainstream [...] Redditors – as users are called – have accused the site of increasingly trying to monetize its popularity, and it appears their sentiments came to a head last Thursday, when Reddit’s popular director of talent, Victoria Taylor, was let go from her post. [...] a company torn between catering to commercial interests, and an obsession with giving voice to every possible perspective. [...] But some have suggested that the latest revolt is a flashpoint in a wider clash of cultures. The web’s largest agglomeration of niche enthusiasts provides a portal for people to make friends and enemies in a wide range of different communities, including some less reputable forums that have come under increasing scrutiny. &! bit.ly/1NMqxYG - Memo to VCs: Not every site with gargantuan traffic is destined to be a billion dollar public company
Reddit  business  model  Ellen  Pao  user  generated  content  Venture  Capital  Alexis  Ohanian  Digg  4chan  The  Wars  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  community  community  management  communication  Twitter  Dick  Costolo  mainstream  mass  market  critical  mass  mass  culture  Facebook  Pinterest  foursquare  Dennis  Crowley  Tumblr  Flickr  Instagram  Snapchat  Vine  Periscope  Meerkat  MySpace  AOL  Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit: “We Screwed Up” | TechCrunch
official, own, public response +2 days later.
Reddit  Ellen  Pao 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: "The Vast Majority of Reddit Users are Uninterested in" Victoria Taylor, Subreddits Going Private : technology
http://www.thesocialmemo.org/2015/07/reddit-ceo-ellen-pao-vast-majority-of.html // but its the same with democracy; you need thought leaders, followers, pundits, academics, historians, analysts, commentators, rebels, challengers to the status quo, ideologies, theorists, ... and those that watch the Kardashians and read the DailyMail, Bild.de, and NYPost, ... etc.
Reddit  democracy  community  community  management  philosophy  sociology  psychology  Entertainment  Career  Politicians  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  business  model 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
How much of the vitriol against Ellen Pao do you think is motivated by sexism? : AskWomen
Notably, I don't see Alexis Ohanian's face photoshopped into pornography, or a petition for his resignation from Reddit's board, even after he indicated that he fired Victoria Taylor (u /chooter). Instead, what I see is more hatred against Ellen Pao.
Reddit  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  haters  hater  Troll  Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  sexual  harassment  harassment  cyber  bullying  cyber  mobbing  revenge  porn  Alexis  Ohanian  Internet  death  threat  rape  threat 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
/r/CrappyDesign, a subreddit with 180k subscribers, is shutting down permanently : SubredditDrama
On what he hopes this will achieve The users are the ad revenue. I am depriving them of 2M pageviews per month. I'm sorry that this affects you individually, but as a larger action it will have an impact on the bottom line. I'm throwing away the toy so reddit can't profit from it. Maybe my actions will influence others to do the same.
Reddit  business  model  pageviews 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit boss apologises after staff sacking causes 'revolt' - BBC Newsbeat
Bosses at Reddit say they are sorry for the way they "handled the transition" after the online community protested about the sacking of a popular employee. "Our community is what makes Reddit, Reddit and we let you down yesterday," said CEO Ellen Pao in a statement.
Reddit  Ellen  Pao 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit's Community Calamity - Digg
Alexis Ohanian stated in an interview with Time that Kirstine Fasnacht will take over Taylor's role. Ellen Pao has not given specific reason for Taylor's removal, but was quoted by the New York Times as saying, "I’m sorry we let our community down yesterday." "We should have informed our community moderators about the transition and worked through it with them." // nytimes.com/2015/07/04/technology/reddit-moderators-shut-down-parts-of-site-over-executives-dismissal.html &! http://time.com/3945718/reddit-moderator-shut-down/ >> [ NOT BEING FORTHRIGHT. IT IS TOTALLY WRONG NOT TO BE OPEN ABOUT FUTURE REVENUE AVENUES/PLANS! WHILE YOUR BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED ON VIEWS (advertising) ON SCALE SERVED BY A COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERS (mods). ] - on reddit - redd.it/3c1vft &! redd.it/3c0xyk &! bit.ly/1IB8Awx &! thebea.st/1RXowtF &! Creator of Secret Santa & SVP who was forced to moved to SF was let go 2 weeks ago - redd.it/3c0k3m
Reddit  Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  business  model  native  content  native  advertising  community  community  management  communication  authenticity  Leadership  vision  mission 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit Alternatives: Where Will Ellen Pao’s Detractors File Out?
“Everytime I’ve been with a community, whether it be a Usenet group, or forum, or Digg, or Reddit, once it becomes popular, it attracts new people that don’t absorb the culture or share the same attitudes as the founding members. After a time, it gets worse and worse until, well, this happens. Hopefully it won’t befall this community or Voat or whatever new site takes the mantle of Reddit, but it almost always does in the end, people, sorry to say, just aren’t very nice in large groups, you add money/politics/special interest into the equation as well, and it just makes it doubly terrible.” // &! http://www.wds.co/3-contact-center-lessons-reddits-revolt/ - 1. Don’t underestimate how invested your agents are in what’s going on / 2. Ensure that everyone’s following the North Star / 3. Prepare for tomorrow’s CSR / [...] The lesson: your agents will increasingly become your brand advocates, [...] Ensure you#re always following the same north star, or risk a very public meltdown.
Reddit  community  community  management  Leadership  business  model  communication  management  user  generated  content  YouTube  Twitter  Pinterest  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  scaling  scale  Ellen  Pao  Alexis  Ohanian 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest | TechCrunch
Reddit [...] is going through a serious revolt right now. The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddit pages on the site — which are crucial to Reddit’s traffic and appeal — have made their communities private, thus shutting them off from the wider internet and new users, in protest at the departure of a key Reddit staffer and ongoing poor communications. // [...] [ One deleted Quora answer cited differences between Victoria Taylor & management to push more commercial AMA's (branded native content/advertising) and video (as revenue pillar), especially the latter running contrary to nature of Reddit. It being text). To sack Taylor without notice or transition period, shows how NOT deep involved upper management are in Reddit Mod Community. Especially the lack of tools, support & communication both ways - claims. & then the high horse type response from Ohanian is the kicker. Its like theyve asked for it. 'The straw that broke the camels back.' ] &! redd.it/3c0idl
Reddit  management  branded  content  native  advertising  community  community  management  HR  human  resources  business  model  Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  Leadership  communication  user  generated  content  YouTube  Twitter  Pinterest  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  scaling  scale 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment (HBO) - YouTube
Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet. // &! Facebook real name policy issues. // &! 'any kind of tools can be used as a weapon.'
patent  trolls  patent  troll  trolls  harassment  gender-based  harassment  sexual  harassment  Misogynie  misogyny  Patriarchy  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  #GamerGate  Ellen  Pao  Online  death  threat  anonymity  Twitter  revenge  porn  Facebook  human  decency  human  being  human  progress  stalking  Privacy  Sexting  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  stigma  Reddit  Google  Search  right  to  be  forgotten  Celebgate  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  gender-based  discrimination  social  construct  inferior  marginalised  marginalized  discrimination  social  discrimination  social  study  sociology  psychology  Gesellschaft  society  culture 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart
via - redd.it/3bxua2 // &! bit.ly/1LMuYFb Reading some of the mods complaints and history, it seems Reddit management has a problem ... with management, internal communication and HR. plus a lack of leadership, vision, roadmap, plus lack of qualified engineers that help mods do their work, even thinks like approving pull requests for reddit opensource "Reddit Companion." All compounded by not making lots of money, instead using the round they've raised from A16Z to move to a more expensive office (see CEO yishan resigning over this move, and the stress of being the CEO of Reddit [meaning there is little deeper management structure and experience to fan out the work, responsibilities and stress.)!? << onforb.es/1IyJ5Mm // I think it is true if you describe internal reddit as still yet to grow out of chaos and daily little mistakes along the way that have start-ups with hockey stick growth!? Reddit is not ur usual Silicon Valley Start-Up. I has a very different story, thus problems.
Reddit  community  management  management  HR  human  resources  community  operations  Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Leadership  team  management  product  management  people  management  business  management  project  management  business  model  communication  user  generated  content  YouTube  Twitter  Pinterest  scaling  scale 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Huge chunks of Reddit are locked after AMA coordinator fired | The Verge
As much as Victoria is loved, this reaction is not all a result of her departure: there is a feeling among many of the moderators of reddit that the admins do not respect the work that is put in by the thousands of unpaid volunteers who maintain the communities of the 9,656 active subreddits, which they feel is expressed by, among other things, the lack of communication between them and the admins, and their disregard of the thousands of mods who keep reddit's communities going. // http://redd.it/3bw39q bit.ly/1LMuYFb "We're constantly ignored by the community team even when discussing serious issues that need some admin resolution. [...] I can't pretend to know what went into your decision to let go of Victoria, but from my perspective it was awful, and made ten times worse by apparently having no plan for how to replace her or make things work in the future. [...] Even if she did something really bad and deserved to be sacked, this whole thing has been handled terribly."
Reddit  community  management  management  HR  human  resources  community 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Once the web's fastest growing aggregator, Upworthy pivots | Capital New York
hit a ceiling, diminishing returns // Upworthy turns to original content Upworthy plans to pivot from aggregating stories it hopes will get thousands — or millions — of shares on social networks to producing those stories itself. The company has laid off six staffers and hired five writers to facilitate that shift. // https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/upworthy
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
"The social aggregator is a terrible business model." : TheoryOfReddit
If you charge users up front to use your service, all things being equal, they are more likely to use one that is free, especially if an up-and-coming one offers something new and compelling. If you charge your users by selling their information and views to advertisers, then your service is beholden to those parties that buy the information and views, and this results in motivations that take priority to the user experience. For these reasons, starting with VC funding is a poison pill for social aggregators, as the profit pressure runs contrary to the conditions and patience necessary for community building and early growth. // https://hubski.com/pub?id=219234
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
What Reddit's 'ridiculous' button tells us about mortality - BBC News
The game shows us that people are willing to participate in seemingly mundane activities if they're designed in a particular way, he tells BBC Trending. "What governments should do is leverage those forces to benefit everyone." He cites keeping track of endangered species online as one potential application, and is also encouraged by the array of tools that the community has built to support the phenomenon. "When you make data free, when you make it open, amazing things happen, but not always in the way you'd expect." Its lessons aren't just practical, but philosophical too, he says. "It dials into people's own views about their mortality. It points out something pretty base to human psychology about how we perceive the frailty of human nature. We need to keep this thing alive and to protect it - not let it approach this finite limit."
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
What's wrong with the media - YouTube
sexy vs starchy / we need better varieties of celebrities. >> new kind of public thinkers.
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Where Does BuzzFeed Source Its Content From?
BuzzFeed brought the niche to a wider audience. Bc funny is still funny.
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit CEO Resigns, Alexis Ohanian Returns As Chairman | TechCrunch
http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/ex-reddit-ceo-wanted-to-move-the-company-to-daly-city-instead-of-sf/ & http://recode.net/2014/11/13/reddit-ceo-yishan-wong-is-out/ & http://fortune.com/2014/11/13/reddits-new-ceo-may-not-be-interim-for-long/ & https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8605847 >> http://www.quora.com/Why-did-Yishan-Wong-resign-as-Reddit-CEO/answer/Yishan-Wong?srid=X&share=1 >> "but we had a strategic disagreement wherein I felt that locating an office in San Francisco proper is an incredibly difficult thing given the strains the city is facing and the high rents it imposes on employees who wish to live close to the office." >> http://www.quora.com/Why-did-Yishan-Wong-resign-as-Reddit-CEO "The reason was a disagreement with the board about a new office (location and amount of money to spend on a lease)."
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Reddit's new 'no remote worker' policy is upsetting | VentureBeat | Business | by Tom Cheredar
See the thing is, people are likely upset because they look at Reddit as the anti-establishment — that if these guys (aka Reddit) can rise to the top without becoming a Yahoo or Facebook, then there’s hope for all the people in Salt Lake City, Nashville, Atlanta, and every other middle-of-nowhere city in the country with a decent Internet connection. People who live outside of Silicon Valley can still be all-stars in the technology world — and Reddit is a big part of that. So people were understandably rattled, and probably feeling more than a little defensive about this issue. (That’s not to say there wasn’t also plenty of healthy discussion about business philosophies of remote workers, too.)
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Reddit Raises $50 Million, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members | Re/code
@reddit raises $50M led by @sama w/ participation from @a16z, @sequoia, & various individuals; Altman & other investors plan to give 10% of purchased equity to Reddit users; the funding will be used to add to Reddit's staff in areas like product dev, mobile tools, & more + http://pando.com/2014/10/01/reddits-50m-funding-round-highlights-the-tech-industrys-hypocritical-privacy-views/
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Reddit Raising Big Funding Round With Help From Y Combinator Contacts | Re/code
Sources said the almost-anything-goes site has reached a preliminary agreement to sell less than 10 percent of the company for more than $50 million. That could give the company a valuation of upward of $500 million. Given investors’ new-found appetite for content companies — see: BuzzFeed, Twitch — Reddit’s valuation may swell significantly by the time the deal is done, well above the $400 million it was looking for in 2013. [...] 133 million visitors a month +++ http://pando.com/2014/09/08/can-investors-throw-money-at-reddit-without-losing-their-souls/
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
r/TheFappening has been banned. : SubredditDrama
see comments +++ Blog Entry from Reddit bit.ly/1tfgWze +++ r/ShitRedditSays - bit.ly/ZheVKh << Fappers perpetualy downvote every comment!? (lol) +++ r/FemmeThoughts - bit.ly/1AzNQNC +++ r/Theory of Reddit - bit.ly/WKodfX +++ bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29105802 +++ !!! The Verge - bit.ly/1lRos4U "Reddit feels really bad that your stolen nude photos are being shared all over its website, but won't do anything about it unless you're privileged enough to understand the copyright system or able to afford a lawyer who does. And unlike (many) governments, Reddit has profit motives ..." +++ Pando bit.ly/1qGAgY0 +++ thedailybanter.com - bit.ly/1rtHn21 "Hypocrisy Exemplified: Media Outraged At Hack Of Celebrities They’ve Been Sexualizing For Years"
Reddit  DMCA  copyright  infringement  The  Fappening  TheFappening  Celebgate  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  iCloud  rippers  AnonIB  4chan  imgur  community  moot  Christopher  Poole  hypocrisy  double  standard  Politics  feminist  feminism  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  revenge  porn  corporate  culture  corporate  values  ethical  machine  personal  values  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  Celebrity  of  You  culture  Gossip  culture  Tabloid  pageviews  business  model  journalism  journalismus  content  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  Daily  Mail  Huffington  Post 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Men Blaming Jennifer Lawrence & Kate Upon for Nude Pics Leak, Hate NSA Spying - YouTube
http://techcrunch.com/video/samsung-gear-icloud-hacks-and-sarah-goes-to-burning-man/518402327/ - "Samsung Gear, iCloud Hacks And Sarah Goes To Burning Man - September 5, 2014" +++ !!! >>> http://betabeat.com/2014/09/spare-us-the-sanctimony-the-gross-hypocrisy-of-online-media-in-the-nude-photo-leak/ >> via http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2ffxoj/spare_us_the_sanctimony_the_gross_hypocrisy_of/ "No one complained about the release of Pam Anderson's wedding sex tape. No one complained about the relase of Scarlett Johansson's pics. People mocked Anthony Weiner, people mocked Hulk Hogan. I mean honestly, mocking? You are not offended for them? You are not hurt, you are really honestly mocking them? But if it suddenly happens to some one you happen to like then its awful and horrible and no good." +++ WORLD NEEDS MORE FEMALE HACKERS - youtu.be/UrsJHB8C36Q +++ wrd.cm/1q8LJiP +++ bit.ly/1wcMZSB +++ !!! bit.ly/1xqBDPb !!!
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
After celebrity nude leaks, Apple is finally taking security a little more seriously | PandoDaily
Now it seems that Apple is at least attempting to make its efforts to fix obvious security problems with its service a little easier to understand. I’m sure that has more to do with the allegations that it was responsible for the reprehensible leak of stolen nude photographs than with a new sense of responsibility to consumers, but we’ll have to take what we can get. Maybe the lesson will stick and the company will decide to be a little more forthcoming in the future. There is no reasonable expectation of perfect security in modern society, but we can at least strive for transparency from companies like Apple when our privacy is threatened. Better to know that something can’t be kept secure than to think it’s safe and remain ignorant of any threats.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Fappening: Lawrence, Dunst, Upton - Nacktbilder von Promis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schon wieder sind die Frauen schuld. Dabei erklärt sich die Tatsache, dass weniger Männer-Nacktbilder durch das Netz geistern, vermutlich nicht allein dadurch, dass die Herren der Sicherheit von Apple weniger vertraut haben und bessere Schutzsysteme hatten. Sondern durch die Tatsache, dass die nackten Männer kaum jemanden interessieren. Ein nackter Mann ist ein nackter Mann. Ein Bild von einer nackten Frau, das sie angreifbar macht, ist für viele ein Grund, sich daran aufzugeilen und einen Kommentar abzugeben. Und dann ist da noch die große Frage, die über der ganzen Debatte schwebt: Warum nehmen sich Menschen überhaupt nackt auf? Für viele eine klare Sache: Eitelkeit. Entsprechende Kommentare sind von Häme durchdrungen. Sie missachten, dass Frauen nicht zwangsläufig Nacktbilder aufnehmen, um einem Mann einen Gefallen zu tun. Für viele sind sie Ausdruck, dass ihr Körper, ihre Sexualität, ihnen gehört. Sie machen Aufnahmen von sich und für sich.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
A Letter To Jennifer Lawrence | TechCrunch
If I and other industry reporters like Mat Honan don’t know how exactly to absolutely protect ourselves, because the targets and tools are always changing, how will people who don’t have our exposure to tech? The onus is on Apple and other tech platforms like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to keep their customers — us — safe. Though stolen photos are being shared that have been extracted from Android and Windows Phone backups, too, I’m singling out Apple here because Apple, beyond any other tech company, prides itself on a seamless consumer experience. It’s done a very good job of hiding the technical aspects of its products for the sake of user friendliness: “It just works.” Well, not in this case. +++ !!! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/03/seth-green-huff-post_n_5761508.html + huff.to/WbN24c
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
In The Fappening's Wake, 4chan Intros DMCA Policy | TorrentFreak
+++ http://gigaom.com/2014/09/03/why-4chan-created-a-copyright-shield-in-the-wake-of-the-apple-leak/ "The real reason that 4Chan changed its policy, though, likely has little to do with a shift in Poole’s personal views. Instead, it looks more like a frantic legal tactic to protect Poole from copyright lawsuits from Lawrence and others. By now, Poole’s lawyers have probably advised him that copyright owners must register their photographs with the Copyright Office in order to collect what is known as “statutory damages” — which allow owners to collect up to $150,000 for every infringing photograph. 4Chan, in other words, has likely raced to erect the DMCA shield before the celebrities register their photos." +++ https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2014/09/03/3-count-4chan-4-takedown/ "4chan Will Now Remove Awful Images—If They’re Copyrighted"
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
The End of Big Twitter | Hacker News
Twitter is an optimal conduit for narcissism, trolling, harassment, mobbing, astroturfing, demagoguery, and manufacturing consent. The medium shapes the discourse, and Twitter encourages and amplifies bad behavior while inhibiting intelligent and thoughtful conversation. Even if it didn't architecturally push you toward this behavior the scale alone enables every bad behavior you would expect if you scaled a single IRC channel up to a billion people. There is no way to "fix" this. It is its nature. It is a technology that exists because it makes a few people a ton of money and gives regular people a dopamine tweak along with heaps of suffering. It is the online equivalent of a crackhouse. [...] Platform starts, intelligent, well-spoken early adopters sign on. Fast forward 7-8 years. Platform is overrun by normal people. Early adopters leave and move on to the next platform. The cycle continues.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft | Hacker News
!!! - https://www.nikcub.com/posts/notes-on-the-celebrity-data-theft/ "In reviewing months worth of forum posts, image board posts, private emails, replies for requests for services, etc. nowhere was the FindMyPhone API brute force technique (revealed publicly and exploited in iBrute) mentioned. This doesn’t mean that it wasn’t used privately by the hackers – but judging by the skill levels involved, the mentions and tutorials around other techniques and some of the bragged about success rates with social engineering, recovery, resets, rats and phishing – it appears that such techniques were not necessary or never discovered. [...] Timestamps, forum posts and other data suggests that the collection was built up over a long period of time. [...] In terms of staying secure the most obvious solutions are to pick a better password, set your security answers to long random strings and enable two-factor authentication. [+] ring-fence your email [private & public & communication]."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Tone deaf Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles warns the world about the dangers of hackers | PandoDaily
"Recent events show that with appropriate motivation anything can be hacked.Maybe everyone should stop and think about what it means for them" - Karpeles tweet would appear to be a reference to the recent celebrity hacking scandal which has seen nude photos of several female stars published online, with extortion request sent to prevent the release of others. (Ironically, many of these demands were for payment in bitcoin.) Even if it weren’t for Karpeles’ track record with alleged hacking attacks, the tweet would nevertheless have been ill-advised. As many other public figures have learned, any hint at victim-blaming in this instance is sure to draw criticism. Combine this with the fact that Karpeles’ nearly bankrupted thousands of people, and this comment warrants a special kind of outrage.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple - Press Info - Re: Celebgate / The Fappening / 4Chan / AnonIB / iCloud rippers / n00d Celeb Trading Ring
bit.ly/1uvDa0P "This statement, which probably had several thousand pairs of lawyer eyeballs on it before it was sent to the press, is slippery. [&] iCloud rippers" || From the Statement: "To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification." + @SwiftOnSecurity "Celebrity photo leak being result of an amalgam of targeted attacks instead of 1 iCloud vulnerability explains inconsistent data and leaks." + @pmarca "Subtext for iCloud hacks: "Security questions" are a bad idea -- too easily guessed, particularly for public figures. Known problem!" + @cdixon "Services that repeatedly ask for passwords on mobile devices encourage weak passwords." + bit.ly/1q86n2z - "I’m talking about the fact that people won’t feel the same way about their phones after this." + anon-ib.com down as of recently + bit.ly/1vKzfks "Apple is now attempting to distance its service from any fault in the hacks." + bit.ly/1rhC9Ky + bit.ly/W7V3H2
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaks
Posting of celebrity nude pictures leads to FBI investigation - bbc.in/1nSuXzy +++ FBI probes celebrity photo leaks - bbc.in/1A1UtIo +++ bit.ly/1w34y7C +++ bit.ly/1sWQKJE +++ on.wsj.com/1A0YJrA >> 'If people were no complete script kiddies/amateurs, there will be no forensic trail and no real clear picture of how those pictures got stolen from peoples iCloud and other Cloud Services.' +++ News Corp.'s BSkyB Sky News - youtu.be/2AuRvgOpoYQ +++ bbc.in/1nw4iJ9 - "getting people to use passwords this long [14 chars] is a challenge. "It would be nice if we could get most of the population at least as far as eight characters," +++ bbc.in/1qXX1m2 "celebrities had weak passwords [+] brute force attack [...] We now need to hear from Apple on whether its engineers think that theory holds water. The other key question that needs answering, says Ferguson, is how the hackers obtained the email addresses they would have needed to gain access to the victims' accounts."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
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