Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)
Obfuscation. A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest | We Make Money Not Art “Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest is an important and straight to the point book that reminds us that, ultimately, we’re up against intimidating asymmetries of power and knowledge. Stronger actors -whether they are corporations, governmental bodies or influential people- have better tools at their disposal if they want to hide something. What we have is obfuscation. It might require time, money, efforts, attention but it gives us some leverage as well as some measures of resistance and dignity. “ tags: weekly sociology How the CIA encouraged citizens under occupation to sabotage their workplaces during World War II. I cannot believe this is real. The CIA’s WWII Guide to Sowing Office Dysfunction Perfectly Describes Your Toxic Workplace https://t.co/Qd9U6yyhDk https://t.co/fFmzQJv8es tags: #fav weekly Resist and Thrive — Medium “Approaching your work with thoughtfulness at the core is challenging. You’re going against the grain. Your tools of measurement are very different from your peers. It’s easy to doubt yourself?—?I do it all the time.” tags: weekly measurement Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Text Visualization Browser tags: dataviz text weekly survey New Weapon in Day Laborers’ Fight Against Wage Theft: A Smartphone App – The New York Times “After three years of planning, an immigrant rights group in Jackson Heights is set to start a smartphone app for day laborers, a new digital tool with many uses: Workers will be able to rate employers (think Yelp or Uber), log their hours and wages, take pictures of job sites and help identify, down to the color and make of a car, employers with a history of withholding wages. They will also be able to send instant alerts to other workers. The advocacy group will safeguard the information and work with lawyers to negotiate payment.” tags: app weekly sociology Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
The Tyranny of Stuctureless “but too great a diversity among members of a task-oriented group means only that they continually misunderstand each other. Such diverse people interpret words and actions differently. They have different expectations about each other’s behavior and judge the results according to different criteria. If everyone knows everyone else well enough to understand the nuances, these can be accommodated. Usually, they only lead to confusion and endless hours spent straightening out conflicts no one ever thought would arise.” h/t David C. tags: community activism structure democracy feminism organization weekly communication Clint Lalonde on Twitter: “Video I made 6 years ago to show a WordPress thing to classmate was pumped up by some @twoodwar shortcode http://t.co/X7Fgeuf2HD” Internet karma sometimes takes a while to gestate. tags: example twitter youtube open gestation weekly connected Sun Devils | Confessions of a Community College Dean | InsideHigherEd “But then, McMillan Cottom noted the following, from page 28 of the agreement: d. Non-InstitutionX MOOCs: Institution will evaluate other MOOCs offered on the edX site and, subject to appropriate review and approval, consider offering Institution credit for a fee to edX learners who earn, or have earned, verified certificates of achievement for such non-InstitutionX MOOCs. And I thought, wow. That’s either terribly written boilerplate or evil genius.” tags: weekly mooc highered Twitter has a […]