What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson

Algorithms have consequences.

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But I’m not quite sure that without the neutral side of the Internet—the livestreams whose “packets” were fast as commercial, corporate and moneyed speech that travels on our networks, Twitter feeds which are not determined by an opaque corporate algorithms but my own choices,—we’d be having this conversation.

-Zeynep Tufekci (University of North Carolina)

via What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson

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August Book Display

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55th Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood

President Dwight Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union after the Hawaiian residents approved the statehood bill by a huge vote margin in June. It became a state on August 21, 1959. Come check out some history of our great 50th state.