Managing Hurt Feelings at Scale

How policing thought has scattered the social media Tower of Babel

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The tighter you squeeze your grip, Admiral Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Rules in the Days of IRC

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The rules were often this brutal on any IRC server, not just Russian ones.
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Fear the sysop and his mighty ban hammer!

Migrating to a Centralized Network

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Tower of Babel, Valckenborch (1594). The Biblical story of when humanity decided to band together in one city, under the rationale of strength in numbers.
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So Mark, what’s considered “hateful”?

But Free Speech is Only About the Government!

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XKCD #1357 — CC 2.5

1492 All Over Again: The “New World” of Mastodon

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Mastodon’s Mascot

Scattering the Tower of Babel

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Tim builds circuit boards in Virginia Beach, and enjoys writing about current events, history, theology, and philosophy.

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