The Commons Reimagined: Debunking Myths and Redirecting AI Towards Collective Benefit
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The Commons Reimagined: Debunking Myths and Redirecting AI Towards Collective Benefit

As we move forward in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of the commons is becoming increasingly significant, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). In this new AI environment, we’re faced with vast shared resources, such as data pools, algorithms, and technological infrastructures, all forming a sort of digital ‘commons’. However, in discussions…

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20 of the coolest quotes ever said about personal branding:

Personal branding has become an essential part of modern-day career advancement and professional success. To stand out in a crowded job market, individuals need to market themselves effectively and create a lasting impression. You have heard it said Personal branding? More like personal grandstanding. But let’s ignore that. In this article, we have compiled 20…

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12 Archetypes of the Alpha Generation and How They Can Leverage AI to Make a Difference

The Alpha Generation, born between 2010 and 2025, is the first to grow up in a world where digital technology is ubiquitous. This has shaped their beliefs, behaviors, and expectations, creating a new set of archetypes that reflect their unique characteristics and values. In this article, we explore 12 archetypes of the Alpha Generation and…

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The Creative Force of the Alpha Generation: How Their Artistic Expression Will Change the World

Interview with a Creative Alpha: How the Next Generation Will Change the Earth As the Alpha generation grows up, they’re bringing with them a new way of thinking and creating. In this interview, we talk with a young creative to learn more about their worldview and their potential to change the world. Q: Can you…

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Caregiver Archetype give way to Wellness Seeker: How the Alpha Generation Prioritizes Mind and Body Health

In today’s rapidly evolving world, brands need to adapt to stay relevant and connect with their target audiences. One way to do this is by understanding and leveraging archetypes – the symbolic representations of human motivations, desires, and fears. Archetypes play a significant role in shaping the perception and identity of a brand, enabling marketers…

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The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers

Twitter Decline: At the start of 2023, Twitter was a bustling social media platform, brimming with news, discussions, and a multitude of user interactions. Fast-forward to July, and the scene has radically changed. Timeline Event Description April 2022 Elon Musk initiates his takeover of Twitter October 2022 Musk completes the acquisition of Twitter and takes…

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Eugenics in California’s Tech Bro Ecosystem: Unraveling the Hidden Connections with the Current AI Movement

The advancements in AI have taken us into a realm where it’s no longer just about coding software, but potentially coding humanity itself. Silicon Valley’s techno-optimists often talk of ‘upgrading’ our biological condition, with the underlying assumption that they know what improvements should be made. However, such aspirations have eerily familiar echoes of the discredited…

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Converting to a Social Enterprise

Ever wondered how to change your business structure and branding to a not for profit status? By changing to this structure you can contribute to sustainable capitalism and build strong relationships and affinities with your customers. Your customers then become your strongest ally selling your brand for you and contributing to positive change. Here is…

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Navigating Communication through the Lens of Game Theory: What Works and What Doesn’t

The use of game theory in relationships and communication can have both positive and negative effects on individuals and professional communicators. A conversation. On a personal level, the use of game theory in relationships can provide valuable insights into relationship dynamics and help couples make better decisions by clarifying their motivations and goals. However, it…

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The Deeper Meaning in #Vanlife

Although these articles are directed toward #vanlife many of the same issues could apply to YouTube sailing channels. #Vanlife and YouTube Sailing Channels The rise of the #vanlife and YouTube sailing channels have both captured the imagination of many people looking for an escape from the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle. Both movements have attracted individuals who…

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The role of mobile telephony in the renewal of the public sphere and the extension of democratic processes

Mobile phone use has become ubiquitous (fig. 1), especially among the young and wealthy with more than five billion uses worldwide (Pew Research, 2019). Smartphones herald the arrival of convergence bringing together the formally ‘separate business of media, telecommunications, and computing/information technology into interdependent services’ via digital networks (Cinque, 2012, p,14).  The speed of change…

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The Possibilities and Limitations of Internet Activism

The health of the public sphere as a gauge to the possibilities and limitations of internet activism in the networked society Activism today is dominated by networks and global forms of organisation made possible through today’s digitally hyperconnected world. The ground-breaking work of Manual Castells (2007, 1999, 2016, 2017) has articulated a utopian vision of…

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Petri Dish – A sci-fi short story

See the difference between different versions of ChatGPT and the original story. Title: Petri Dish – A Sci-Fi Short Story Author: Ricky Wright Improved by ChatGPT 4 Date: May 27, 2019 In a vibrant, cozy bedroom, young Delphia, a primary school student, carefully sprinkles small fragments of bio-material into a petri dish. She observes the…

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Exploring Gamification

My recent experiences with gamification.   Vanlife Gamification by Van life side hustle 1) Connecting with the Community I started collaborating and gamifying the experience early on the #alm201 hashtag by introducing myself via video and then continued to contribute and respond to other students’ efforts. I responded to the layered quests Adam (our unit…

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The Democratising Potential of Celebrity and Cosmopolitan Solidarity

The role celebrities play in promoting cosmopolitan values over communitarian tribalism was highlighted in the recent presidential inauguration of Donald Trump which was shunned by many A-list celebrities. This was contrasted with the widespread support for anti-Trump rallies like Alec Baldwin’s. Trump’s communitarian, tribal, and divisive America First campaign strategy which was an affront to…