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Worker-owner at Agaric web development collective, co-author of the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, and person who gives a damn about justice, liberty, and gaining the most power possible for all people over our own lives.

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Labor’s Narrow Window

Trump’s anti-worker agenda won’t be implemented overnight. Labor has a narrow window to build its power. by Dave Kamper

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Facebook (FB) needs to hand over its algorithm if it reallys wants to end fake news — Quartz

Argues that Facebook should let third parties curate its news feed, giving viewers some control and insight into the process. The lack of attention the article gives to just how news curation decisions should be made is highlighted by its reference, without bothering to note disapproval, of Facebook agreeing to let China censor information.

VisionsUnite

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Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team

pwgd

'Our mission is to scale up collaboration and decision-making. We envision an era in which large communities can deliberate and brainstorm with one another on important issues with the aid of intelligently designed algorithms and digital communication platforms.

We believe that this will not only aid decision-makers in harnessing collective intelligence, but also lead to community members who are more informed and engaged in making their communities better.'

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Global and local Drupal community

drutopia

Could see features Enzo is calling for on Drupal.org - multilingual, local group control over portions of sites (or sub-sites?), integration with different events platforms in particular - as being good Drutopia features.

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

In Defense of Busing

Busing wasn’t an experiment imposed by elites; it was part of a grassroots movement demanding quality education for all. by Keegan O'Brien

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benjamin melançon

Meier: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life – Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

"The Problem of the 20th Century is the Problem of the Color Line"

Also, awesome data visualizations.

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Multi-site on Drupal 8 | Drupal.org

All documentation should be this personal ;-)

""" Updating all of your sites each time Drupal Core has an update, as for example from version 8.0.0 to 8.0.1, is done more easily with a multi-site setup, because you only have to update a single set of Drupal Core files in one codebase.

News flash: I just watched the video recommend at this page top, and I learned something new; just now. Whereas manually updating Drupal, including the backup first, takes me an average of an hour per site, if I were using Drush the update process would take less than 2-minutes. So, actually, learning Drush might be a better use of my limited time on this Earth, rather than pursuing this right now. Sorry to bail on you. """

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