What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist

Trump administration appeals yet another TikTok ruling —https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/28/22203284/trump-administration-appeal-tiktok-china-bytedance

CNN tech reporter — Brian Fung

I don’t want to seem like I’ve overreacting, but when I saw Forbes describing how Trump’s preoccupation with stopping TikTok became his downfall, I found it very interesting. Forbes didn’t say this, but anyone interested in what happened might understand that Donald Trump ultimately affirmed the takeover of TikTok by Walmart and Oracle.  An eleventh-hour victory is how CNET put it that evening.

The issue that Trump made of TikTok’s conduct is that ostensibly TikTok may be opening a doorway for China to collect unwarranted data on TikTok users, but Forbes didn’t put it in terms that sounded anything like that. What Forbes did do was to again highlight the Big Tech drama.

The perspective on the deal moving TikTok from China to the U.S was rounded out for me by someordinarygamers, who was doing videos about it.

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The emcee at someordinarygamers: https://www.youtube.com/user/SomeOrdinaryGamers

About what people say on the Internet, so many people communicate on the Internet about fringe. Mutahar, called someordinarygamers on YouTube, is into things like PC gaming, but he also looks at Internet issues that sometimes are only superficially related. someordindarygamers makes me laugh.

Mutahar has a sense of humour, whether navigating Minecraft gravel, or a cringy Twitter thread, and he makes himself heard on YouTube.

You can see the difference between, say, an ambitious young TikTokker aiming for fame, and a fringe TikTokker just kind of shouting out to whoever.  It isn’t a subtle distinction.

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Do you enjoy Star Wars? The first film I watched on Disney+ was The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars, the highest-grossing film of 1977, released by Twentieth Century Fox can be quoted with, “It was as if a million voices cried out in pain/And were suddenly silenced.” Obiwan laments this to Han Solo and Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon, as they search for Leia.  The Imperial Sith Lord Darth Vader has already kidnapped her.

At that moment in the film, the Death Star, under the command of Vader, and also Grand Moff Tarkin, has just destroyed her home planet, and Obiwan feels it, thanks to The Force.

“oh no!”

That’s how it would have been in the eventuality that the Trump administration had banned TikTok.  One issue is that the Chinese government is picking up a lot of data, with TikTok, trading off U.S. security. TikTok is owned by ByteDance in China.

This may yet be still going on, as data is being mined from TikTok user accounts without a clear understanding among U.S. leaders why.

The nature of social media is to turn user ideas into content.  Since then, I’ve worked out some stronger ideas–more on that to come.

Often, like on Facebook, a social media post can be a photo, or several, an emoji, or a hashtag, all of which are elements that add up to a status report, a post.  In Silicon Valley, Facebook was like the best idea in the world in 2012, something that earned a fortune, and had an impact on people’s behavior all over the world. If you ask Mutahar, Facebook’s prominence is now starting to erode.

David Fincher’s 2010 film, The Social Network, is a masterful depiction of Facebook. Fincher’s film may not contain an account of the devastation of the planet of Alderaan, but with The Social Network, you get some appreciation of how Facebook has the capacity among people, around the planet, to be for them addictive. When Frances Haugen blew the whistle on Facebook’s secret internal research, on big Sunday night television news, Facebook steered into the beginning of swiftly escalating problems.

When a gallant Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was tempted, turned into a Sith Lord, and drove the Empire’s annihilation of the Jedi Order

Orwellian means having the nature of a dictator.  An algorithm, by definition, is a mathematical formula, and when used in the context of social media, the term refers to a method of delivering content to targeted audiences.   

Now Joe Biden’s voice regarding TikTok is antagonistic. Whenever a voice seeks to communicate itself, it appears to be reliant on that.  Without autonomy, it would be, in my opinion, nothing more than a boring billboard.

There is a surplus of goods consigned and the ordinary. Should news info really be professionally-packaged, light on ads, accurate and not misleading, and properly researched and based in reality?  While it’s all well and good, it implies that a beginning blogger may not reach the starting gate without following certain and somewhat arbitrary rules. 

Every individual who likes YouTube encounters this hiccup.  Trying to make a living as a YouTuber… : when creators on YouTube aren’t always getting through, the views on their videos begin to slow down.    YouTubers talk about having to contend with the algorithm that holds back videos. Myself, I don’t know the shape of their particular hurdle, but I relate from seeing my own entries on YouTube and on TikTok as slow to gain traction.

The most valuable currency on the Internet is data.  Yes, there is a need for public news channels. Nonetheless, stipends should be provided to a periphery that is entitled to speak equally freely with the dominant media.  

“oh no!”

We all should practice diligence using social media.

Now you may return to your regularly scheduled program.

opps

A typical spelling of the outcry “oh no!”

Opps! I tYpOed agAiN!!! lololololo

“oh no!”

substance should be: consistent, useful, appropriate, extraordinary, excellent, new, educative, client- and organization-driven, captivating, intriguing, to change, to be not difficult to scrutinize and share

If you are interested, you can “like,” “follow,” or comment.  Good luck if you blog.

through media, to have

viral power and give positive

“buzz,” just as that more content is fundamental

A beginner should always be treated with kindness online.  Being deficient and subject to God will help you acquire everything.

4 thoughts on “What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist

  1. My first Internet was WebTV. I learned early on that if a site has a notice about AOL, then I couldn’t connect using WebTV. It was funny because Microsoft owned WebTV and some of its primary sites had similar notices about AOL.

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