In between neoliberalism and what comes next.

in between neoliberalism and what comes next

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Twitter and YouTube Censors

I don’t even know for sure if I want to post something on this topic publicly, much less save it here privately. But it looks like I am at least typing this draft.

Many know of the censorship on YouTube and Twitter, not too mention Google search itself. I’ve started using Duck Duck Go instead. And I also know the “establishment” (for lack of a better word), is pushing a crusade against what they call “fake news.”

But what really freaked me out was when I saw Twitter censoring a post in real time right on a hash tag feed. I don’t want to write about the content of the Tweet, or the (fake?) document within the Tweet. That wouldn’t even be the point. However, I was a little freaked out by the content as well.

So, I probably will delete my Twitter, which is too bad. I seem to have a few followers there. For the time being, I’m leaving it activated, but not using it – kind of like my YouTube channel, not to mention most things related to Google.

At some point, we have to decentralize the internet. Or, come up with a new medium altogether. For now, I believe WordPress and Vimeo are better as far as free speech and thought go. Then, there are many smaller sites, like bitchute. Do we have freedom of speech?

Thanks.

 

 

Net Neutrality

As net neutrality looks to be in a dire situation, you would think that the Democrats would focus on that. No. They would rather go on about Russia non-stop 24/7. It is almost like they want to lose.

Meanwhile, I think it is time for the tech gurus (especially the politically aware ones) to show us the way to the next technology. There has to develop another medium for the people, because the internet is slowly being turned into corporatized garbage, along the lines of what happened to radio and then TV. Although, I don’t want to be too hard on radio which glimmers with hope occasionally, and there still is shortwave radio – even in spite of the fact that shortwave isn’t what it used to be.

Alright, rant over for now….

 

Another note on using code in wordpress

I’ve read the WordPress help page on using code, but still it seems like in practice, what works and what doesn’t is hit or miss. For instance, the code help page states, “Flash and all other embeds are not allowed in WordPress.com posts, pages, or text widgets. For security reasons, we remove the tags needed for these to work.”  The emphasis on all other embeds is mine.

Well, it some cases that is true, and they do “remove he tags needed for these to work.” But let’s test this rule here to show it is inconsistent.

from the Internet Archive.

That, my friends, is an embed code that appears to be working on WordPress.com. However, if I were to add the height and width code, it would not work. Inconsistency is what is bothering me. In fairness, it seems as though WordPress is treating this particular form of embed tag as a video tag.

But it is not only that, it is the fact that most of this code works throughout the internet, but not WordPress.com. This is….well, inconsistent.

“Inconsistent” seems to me to be the word to use when referring to the way html is handled on WordPress. And that is why, with the exception of the audio or video tag (most of the time), and YouTube or Vimeo (also, only most of the time), html should be avoided on WordPress.

After all, I could achieve the same end with a simple link, which WordPress apparently still supports. Thus, play or download movie.

Thank you and good day to you, and good luck. Over and out.

 

Ok,I’ve been too hard on WordPress and code…

But it doesn’t explain all the problems. However, this one problem was my fault. So, I’ll try again to embed my Google site with a video player set up:

Oh, now I see why that can’t work because of security reasons. Never mind. My bad on that one, but some of the other embed and video tag problems still haven’t made sense to me.