Shannon Jacobs

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Shannon Jacobs
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your New Year's resolution?
Yes, I'm also fighting against censorship by the big banana, the google itself. Of course I'm losing and you'll never hear about it. The google just tweaks the ranking vectors, and you are disappeared. One interesting book on the topic is called "The Filter Bubble", but again, you're unlikely to hear about it if'n the google can do anything to keep you from noticing. The underlying problem is that there is too much information available, and your input channels can easily be saturated. Since most people prefer to hear they are right, they tend to steer away from disagreeable evidence of their mistakes and errors. People tend to believe what they want to believe, but I'm something of a weirdo in that I'm extra skeptical of evidence that agrees with me... As regards the Nick Hanauer talk, it is available elsewhere, and it is more relevant and INTERESTING than it was at that time. They are about to drop the austerity bomb on ALL of us.
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Shannon Jacobs
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your New Year's resolution?
I resolve to fight censorship and support freedom. Let me begin with a question for TED: Why is the Nick Hanauer talk STILL not published on the TED website? Do you like censorship? Do you visit TED in search of mental stimulation? Do you want them to censor the ideas they don't like? The censorship of this talk was certainly NOT because the topic of income inequality is "not interesting enough", which was the official excuse. They have published many talks related to income inequality, and they have published many talks that were much less interesting on various subjects. I believe that it was the combination of his passion and skill in delivering his message that scared TED into censoring it. In short, TED is afraid of offending their donors. How many other talks have been censored just to keep the money flowing? I used to visit TED quite often in search of interesting new ideas. His talk was one of the most interesting I ever saw associated with TED, the talk was delivered at a TED meeting, and yet it has never been published on the TED website itself. The official explanation is obviously bogus on both counts: It was more interesting than many talks which have been published, and it has many ideas worth spreading. Today I had some free time. I used to spend some of my free time viewing videos on TED, but I stopped because of my dislike of censorship. It saddens me, but I will not support TED or even visit their website as long as I regard them as just another bunch of censors.