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    Home Forums Outside the box The Junk Drawer Is WT:Social, Jim Wales new fast-growing network, the answer to Facebook?

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        When not busy worrying about: hardware, software or patches snafus, or personal data poaching, I thought this just might be of some interest to anyone out there that is also worried about: being tracked/spied on the Web, fake news dissemination, scandal-mongering and sundry other outrages usually associated with the use of “social” networks:

        https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50460243

        “We will empower you to make your own choices about what content you are served, and to directly edit misleading headlines, or flag problem posts,” reads the introduction to WT:Social. “We will foster an environment where bad actors are removed because it is right, not because it suddenly affects our bottom-line.” In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Mr Wales described the advertising-led business model favoured by the social network giants as “problematic” “It turns out the huge winner is low-quality content,” he said.

        This other article has interesting comments on the practical challenges facing the creators of this kind of novel service — if you don’t mind reading it with the add-blocker off:

        https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonobacon/2019/11/18/wtsocial-is-interesting-but-can-it-work-well-maybe/#25ed99047901

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