What if you could choose your own algorithm? Not just configure a single algorithm that governs a social media platform or website, but actually bring your own algorithm, or select an independent one, to sift through and organize the information available on a platform?
Facebook has a meta problem. They lack the critical distance and proper governance to understand their power or their problems. The problem with their problems is not just that they fail to appreciate them, but that they are arguably not in a position to understand them at all.
I’ve long argued that social media creators (and users) need a union or guild or some kind of collective organizing organization. It is essential that existing labour organizations expand into areas of their industries or sectors that are digital.
In today’s issue of Future Tools, let’s take a look at an essential piece of free and open source software, OBS Studio, which has become a key utility in the growing genre or industry of streaming content producers.
We tend to have a false collective assumption that health is binary. Either we’re healthy, or we’re sick. If we’re sick, we should be fixed, so we can be healthy again. Otherwise if we remain sick, we’re broken, and then tend to be marginalized by society and sometimes forgotten.