as far as i m concerned and until someone offers clear evidence either way assange has some serious crimes to
As far as I'm concerned, and until someone offers clear evidence either way, Assange has some serious crimes to atone for. Not the ones he'll be extradited to the US for - those are bullshit - but far more serious ones that would disqualify anyone from being a "journalist."
nice somewhat related some colleagues and i have been working on this toolset which is a way of creating stori
Somewhat related, some colleagues and I have been working on this toolset, which is a way of creating, storing, and manipulating annotations on text, in case that's relevant or interesting! https://t.co/9RZvlT5z7Y
yup initially we didn t have the resources to implement appropriate moderation tools iirc i was the only devel
@jeffehobbs @triketoraYup - initially we didn't have the resources to implement appropriate moderation tools (iirc, I was the only developer at the time) so I didn't want notifications sent / tl intrusions for any replies from folks who a user wasn't following b/c it was an obvious spam/abuse vector.
not to mention the racist dogwhistle of only the best and brightest nor the brutally patronising if you re goo
Not to mention the racist dogwhistle of "only the best and brightest" nor the brutally patronising "if you're good enough, you can come work and pay tax in the UK" from the folks who brought you Windrush and three years of omnishambolic pissing away of taxes, talent, and trust.
and that s not to say that we knew the right answers i m unconvinced anyone does even today but all the white
@triketora ... and that's not to say that we knew the right answers (I'm unconvinced anyone does, even today), but all the white men (at Twitter, at least) *understood* the risks. They *chose* to ignore them and chased "virality " of the platform, instead.
i designed and built replies in twitter and saw the threat of abuse before we shipped so the original design h
@triketora I designed and built @-replies in Twitter, and saw the threat of abuse before we shipped, so the original design had abuse in mind. I was overruled by management, and that fight in part lead to my departure.
so much this for what it s worth there were some of us white men who saw the dangers and tried to build thing
@triketora 😢 So much this. For what it's worth, there were some of us white men who saw the dangers and tried to build things better. I don't mean that as not-all-men, but rather no-one-had-any-excuses.
tech had nothing to do with twitter s abuse issues we had some pretty serious tech issues but to make a very l
Tech had nothing to do with Twitter's abuse issues. We had some pretty serious tech issues, but to make a very long story short, in 2006/2007 we also knew about many of the potential vectors for abuse, and designing against them was de-prioritized as a top-level product concern. https://t.co/8joDMlr2K7
the heroes who have been working hard all day to keep the petition site alive today have fixed it live counts
The heroes who have been working hard all day to keep the petition site alive today have fixed it; live counts are updating more slowly, but it's much more stable. If you haven't already, please sign it and share widely. #RevokeArticle50Petition
apparently andrea leadsom has said that a turnout on this petition of 174 million would be would be a very cle
Apparently Andrea Leadsom has said that a turnout on this petition of 17.4+ million "would be would be a very clear case for taking action" - I think we should take that as a challenge. https://t.co/xd5C9DnUCe