Trump administration appeals yet another TikTok ruling —https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/28/22203284/trump-administration-appeal-tiktok-china-bytedance
The news came in the end of September that Donald Trump affirmed the takeover of TikTok by firms Walmart and Oracle. An eleventh-hour victory is how the website CNET put it that evening. It was an exciting day.
The issue that Trump made of TikTok’s conduct is that ostensibly TikTok was opening a doorway for China to collect unwarrant data on American TikTok users which would put the States at risk given a perceived interest in China gaining a foothold on Big Tech, at home in Silicon Valley. It was a highlight of Big Tech drama and in the months ahead, eventually the States’ FTC made the move of demanding clarity on what is going on with user data.
FTC orders ByteDance, Facebook, Snap and others to explain what they do with user data https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/14/ftc-tiktok-amazon-facebook-social-media-study/
For perspective on the deal moving TikTok from China to the U.S., I watched someordinarygamers, who was doing videos about it.
SomeOrdinaryGamers has hit 2 million subscribers pic.twitter.com/hZtY9l97If
— LorshZontek?? (@Lorsh_Zontek) July 13, 2020
About what people say on the Internet, so many people communicate on the Internet about fringe. someordinarygamers is into things like playing retro videogames, but he also looks at a lot of Internet issues that sometimes are only superficially related. The channel is often funny, meaning Mutahar has a sense of humour, whether navigating Minecraft, or a particularly cringy Twitter thread, as much as he can make himself heard on has YouTube, which is pretty large given his success. That’s his name, right, Mutahar? The emcee at someordinarygamers
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.
That said, someordinarygamers does have a pretty good YouTube channel.
Epic Star Wars Concept Art Shows Rey Taking On A Ton Of Stormtroopers https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2555166/epic-star-wars-concept-art-shows-rey-taking-on-a-ton-of-stormtroopers
Do you enjoy Star Wars? The inveterately well-known movie, the first one, released by Twentieth Century Fox in 1977, can be quoted with the following. “It was as if a million voices cried out in pain/And were suddenly silenced,” Obiwan, played by the late Alec Guinness, laments to Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, and to Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, aboard Han’s ship, the Millennium Falcon, during their search for Princess Leia, played by late Carrie Fisher. Darth Vader, played by the departed David Prowse and voiced by James Earl Jones, having kidnapped her.
At that moment in the film, the Empire, under the command of Vader and of Grand Moff Tarkin, played by the also departed Peter Cushing, has just destroyed her home planet, with the power of the Death Star, and Obiwan knows it, thanks to The Force.
That’s how it would have been in the eventuality that the Trump administration banned TikTok (my tie-in). The greatest issue is that the Chinese government would have picked up a lot of data, about TikTok, trading off U.S. security.
The Four Benefits of Data Mining: Google’s Side of the Data Story https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/next-gen-infosec/four-benefits-data-mining-google/
In the late eighties, I had a tape duplicate of 1977’s George Lucas-directed Star Wars. The story of the Rebel Alliance appealed to me very much, the way it does for so many.
The nature of social media is to turn user ideas into content. Idly put, the site Portia’s Content Generator helped turn this subject into a workable draft idea. 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 2007, something that earned a fortune, and had an impact on people’s behaviour all over the world.
The 2010 David Fincher film The Social Network, all about Facebook, is a terrific movie, a masterful film. It 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 favour constant unequivocal activity. Anyone with a social media account can be a keyboard warrior.
If Facebook tossed a rulebook of dictator guidelines at its users, I can’t help thinking about how media would become in a “scene” like that. Ha, well, it would be Orwellian, if it isn’t already.
Orwellian alludes to being of a dictator nature. If you don’t know, an algorithm is a mathematical formula, in the purest sense of the word, and when you put the word into a social media context, the word means the method of delivering content of specific interest to you. That is why social media is addictive.
I surmise that an autonomous voice relies upon that if it needs to communicate itself, in any shape. Without autonomy, it would be, I think, a market with only the dullest of billboards to show, nothing to write home about.
Goods consigned and a surfeit of the ordinary. Should news info should be professionally-packaged, light on ads, accurate and not misleading, and properly researched and based in reality? That is all well and good, but it implies that a beginning blogger may not reach the starting gate without being subject to specific, and somewhat arbitrary, rules of conduct.
I’ve heard, like on someordinarygamers, on YouTube, that the component of the Internet which is your most valuable currency is data. In fact, again today Mutahar put out a video that explores what Facebook and Instagram are doing with user data.
There is a call for public news and music industry Top 40 hits, yes. However, every stipend ought to be made for periphery who have a right to speak as freely as the most prevailing of media.
Everyone who likes YouTube videos experiences this hiccup. Trying to make a living as a YouTuber, when creators on YouTube aren’t getting through to viewers, the views on their videos begin to slow down. Some YouTubers talk about that, contending with the algorithm that holds back videos.
We all should practice diligence using social media. I am not sure we need to delete Facebook and Instagram, as Mutahar encourages, but his note of caution is worth giving a listen. I wouldn’t mind if someordinarygamers looked again at how TikTok’s new corporate structure will turn out.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled program.
Happy new year, and good luck.
A typical spelling of the outcry “oh no!”
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substance ought to be: steady, helpful,
pertinent, unique, exceptional, new, educative, client and network driven, intriguing, interesting, to change, to be easy to peruse and share it
through media, to have
viral power and give positive
“buzz,” just as that more
content is fundamental
Online, you should always be kind to a beginner. You will acquire everything by recognizing you are deficient and subject to God. 🙂