What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.
Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.
There are no ads or algorithms here on #Mastodon manipulating your feed. See & enjoy who & what you want at your pace & in the order that people you enjoy post. - Enjoy & thanks for supporting the Fediverse & your @ instance.
"71% of respondents said that content on their social media feeds makes them angry–which is exactly what social media companies want–and even more are suspicious of the way algorithms are manipulating their experiences online."
Mh... I really think #MozillaVoice is an important project, but I am wondering whether the corpus might not be that useful if there are not more female contributors?
When I listen to confirm samples, they are most often male, so I wonder if it might become hard to train a speech recognition system with that corpus that will also properly recognize female voices. Is this an unnecessary worry?
In any case, please everyone (and especially women) contribute at: https://voice.mozilla.org/
#mailbox with new logo, website and new features in their office / email suite: https://mailbox.org/en/post/a-new-logo-a-new-website-new-software-versions-and-new-features-at-mailbox-org
Very well done in my opinion!
Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.
It is really important work.
I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.
Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!
[#Actu] « Your Privacy Focused Holiday Shopping Guide » https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/11/14/your-privacy-centric-holiday-shopping-guide/ #InternetHealth #PressReleases #Privacy
Pour les #français ici: est-ce que vous avez des informations de plus sur ces « take-downs » de #facebook? Il me semble qu’il y a beaucoup de contenu français affecté... est-ce que vous avez des idées de quoi et de qui cela aurait dû servir?
logfile.ch now with Mastodon-based comments / https://logfile.ch/social/decentralized/2018/11/13/logfile-ch-now-with-mastodon-comments/ #decentralized #social
Relaunch von #mailbox.org - Da bin ich ja mal gespannt und drücke die Daumen :)