Self as Actor Watchlist

Targeted posts from:

@bengrosser
Tweet IDHandleUsernameTextKeywordCrowd-SourcedTerroristU.S. IntellDate
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1089255620191158272
bengrosser
ben grosser
Zuck's favorite answer for any critique is MORE. Don't like the ads you're getting? Give us MORE data about your interests. Not seeing content you like? Add MORE friends and "like" MORE pages. FB is the perverse yet inevitable outcome of a system that values growth über alles.%
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2019-01-26 20:15:51
1088980390029807616
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ben grosser
@glovink indeed. reminds me of this bit I made a couple years ago: https://t.co/FXeMG80eGY%
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2019-01-26 02:02:11
1088530343739699200
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ben grosser
@PluckyLuke @dhh now works on firefox android too%
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2019-01-24 20:13:52
1088248446509821952
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ben grosser
@N173553719 @jack identical to what?%
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2019-01-24 01:33:42
1088084136684851201
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ben grosser
If been using this for almost half a year. It greatly improves the experience, precisely because it's make it more hard evaluate tweets and people. https://t.co/m14kwZSrBe%
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2019-01-23 14:40:48
1088081173375528960
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ben grosser
@MaxKemman @clancynewyork @Twitter @jack i think he would say they *have* because the profile metrics (followers) got smaller. in fact IIRC he bragged about a similar change w/ iOS mobile. but the bolder typeface negates the size reduction.%
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2019-01-23 14:29:01
1088078789635133443
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ben grosser
A new Twitter redesign means a new Twitter Demetricator. @jack may not hide the metrics (in fact, he’s made some bigger, some bolder). But no worries, I’m on it. Bonus: now works on Firefox Android. https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2019-01-23 14:19:33
1088075594145980419
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ben grosser
@MaxKemman @clancynewyork @Twitter also https://t.co/3BPOjJMMzw%
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2019-01-23 14:06:51
1088075135012229122
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ben grosser
@MaxKemman @clancynewyork @Twitter yep, tweet metrics are larger, though a little lighter weight. profile metrics are smaller but bolder. i posted some comparisons a few days ago, eg: https://t.co/w2JGj9DnGl%
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2019-01-23 14:05:02
1087972948667977728
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ben grosser
Twitter Demetricator now works on Firefox Android. Just install the regular Firefox Add-On and reload Twitter. If you try it out, let me know of any issues. https://t.co/PLz90uPhT7%
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2019-01-23 07:18:59
1087938087328669696
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ben grosser
@jack @alexmaxham @mims @pierce @Twitter @kayvz ugh, please don't go for full black. i like the current dark mode look, but if you're going to desaturate, please use dark grey%
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2019-01-23 05:00:27
1087931067691134977
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ben grosser
I've just released Twitter Demetricator v1.1, with support for the new Twitter redesign. Now you can have all the new Twitter you want, but without those old crusty metrics. This version also still supports old Twitter, though I'll remove that asap. https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2019-01-23 04:32:33
1087759617441054720
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ben grosser
@LPCrown @JamieJBartlett then you’re already going rando!%
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2019-01-22 17:11:17
1087666600478687233
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ben grosser
Brilliant. ‘Go Rando’ is a browser plug-in created by @bengrosser. It obfuscates your profile data. Every time you click ‘Like’, it randomly chooses one of the 6 ‘Reactions’ - confusing the profiling mega-machine with meaningless noise. https://t.co/1gAusgy6mo%
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2019-01-22 11:01:40
1087521726139981829
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ben grosser
Following/Follower metrics, new Twitter (top) vs. old Twitter (bottom). Newer is bolder, older is bigger. https://t.co/q9CTqDvpFn%
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2019-01-22 01:25:59
1087520091309309952
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ben grosser
Either way, you'll soon be able to hide them all anyway. I've nearly finished updating Twitter Demetricator for new Twitter... hope to have it released tonight or tomorrow.%
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2019-01-22 01:19:29
1087520090462015488
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ben grosser
To be fair, Follower/ing metrics are reduced in size on new Twitter, though arguably being made more prominent in a way since they are no longer surrounded by other metrics (e.g. Tweets, Likes, Lists).%
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2019-01-22 01:19:29
1087520088868167680
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ben grosser
Individual Tweet metrics design, new Twitter (top) vs. old (bottom). Old was bolder, but new is larger. Considering that even @jack has discussed metrics on Twitter as detrimental, why go *bigger* with these? https://t.co/D7hjzwFpx5%
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2019-01-22 01:19:28
1087236994198106113
bengrosser
ben grosser
tst plz ignore%
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2019-01-21 06:34:33
1087228310134902785
bengrosser
ben grosser
@internetactu tst%
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2019-01-21 06:00:03
1085027697661751296
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ben grosser
@tobyshorin @round @hamburger @danielrakh glad it's working! let me know if you see any issues. there is a new twitter preview that some people are getting that I will need to update for, but I haven't gotten the preview yet. as soon as I do i'll fix it up for that too.%
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2019-01-15 04:15:36
1085003367234052096
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ben grosser
@tobyshorin @round @hamburger @danielrakh what’s not working for you?%
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2019-01-15 02:38:55
1084586689799090176
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ben grosser
@brettbalogh i'd be interested to know how it goes for you once you've had a chance to live w/ it a bit%
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2019-01-13 23:03:12
1084217191237603329
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ben grosser
Here's Zuck pitching my work Safebook as the next killer Facebook mod. Photo from the livestream of the Facebook F8 Developer Conference. Try it out yourself: https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h https://t.co/mN6ZrD9aCd%
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2019-01-12 22:34:56
1084020781837881345
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ben grosser
@alexskunz ah well, i tried a bunch of test accounts and none have the option, so will have to wait. but i'll update when i can.%
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2019-01-12 09:34:29
1084019873670447104
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ben grosser
Instead of holding public talks on the future of tech in society, Zuck should research the reams of Facebook critique by academics and artists from the last 15 yr. Then he should invite them into FB and empower them to direct whatever changes they want in any area of the company.%
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2019-01-12 09:30:52
1083972028972101637
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ben grosser
@alexskunz what's the URL you're seeing? same as normal twitter?%
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2019-01-12 06:20:45
1083967992097095681
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ben grosser
@ablerism still worth it, but you have to imagine watching it in 1999 :)%
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2019-01-12 06:04:43
1083871805666983948
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ben grosser
@thedevarsh @shiffman @processing @p5xjs @thecodingtrain yep!%
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2019-01-11 23:42:30
1083862880951435265
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ben grosser
@alexskunz nope, not here for me. @Twitter probably has me blocked haha https://t.co/pwMO3uVtav%
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2019-01-11 23:07:02
1076181408580861953
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ben grosser
What would a social media platform purposely built to discourage growth—by the company or its users—look or feel like today?%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-12-21 18:23:36
1083858182081048578
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ben grosser
@alexskunz unfortunately, I don't have that option on my account. so I can't update until I can see it. is it the same, any chance, as https://t.co/Dvr4DU3oRJ?%
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2019-01-11 22:48:22
1083854603223994369
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ben grosser
@alexskunz yes, sure. how do I get to the preview?%
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2019-01-11 22:34:09
1083465259422228486
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ben grosser
Zuck in '11: "[The Facebook Profile] was revolutionary because it was the first place that most people had on the internet where they felt safe expressing their real self." What? Anyway, for those wanting a little more safety in '18 there's always Safebook https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h%
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2019-01-10 20:47:02
1083444655860125697
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ben grosser
Perhaps Zuck should have taken a humanities course before dropping out of Harvard? Speaking in '11: "My pet theory [for why women don't go into engineering is] because of games…Young boys … play games and … make games and girls don't." No mention of, say, sexism, misogyny, ...%
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2019-01-10 19:25:10
1083443730839945216
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ben grosser
@niloufar_s absolutely. homogenization enables easier segmentation for the purposes of targeted advertising.%
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2019-01-10 19:21:29
1083434814395596800
bengrosser
ben grosser
Zuck in '11: "The most surprising thing to me [about Facebook] is how similar people are [across the world]." That's what happens when 1) you don't look very hard, & 2) build a computational system that hides difference through forced categorization and aesthetic homogenization.%
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2019-01-10 18:46:03
1083180036910387200
bengrosser
ben grosser
@somethingsavage would be interested to hear how it goes for you%
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2019-01-10 01:53:39
1083146125828337664
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ben grosser
@markcmarino one reason why elit rocks ... it relates to all. the. things.%
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2019-01-09 23:38:54
1082909136914968576
bengrosser
ben grosser
Big Tech, forced to engage with STS, seeks to co-opt it https://t.co/blkiGztLU3%
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2019-01-09 07:57:12
1081301249537069057
bengrosser
ben grosser
just received this amazing looking new book by @complexfields and @ned_ogorman about Lookout Mountain Lab, the secret government / hollywood film studio that narrativized the cold war ... looking forward to reading, gazing, flipping https://t.co/iq4zsHuXj0 https://t.co/SuFYqJFkgZ%
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2019-01-04 21:28:02
1078186622334705664
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ben grosser
@MaryJewel demetricator? or safebook? or textbook? either way, you’ll want to remove the extension. in Chrome, go to Window->Extensions, find it on the list, and select Remove. On Firefox it’s Tools->Add-ons%
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2018-12-27 07:11:37
1077847176057942017
bengrosser
ben grosser
@zsk Thx for mentioning my Facebook Demetricator on BBC, but you're describing it incorrectly. You say it "tells you how many times your post has been liked," but it does the opposite: it hides *all* metrics (incl how many times a post was liked). Would appreciate a correction.%
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2018-12-26 08:42:46
1076184816364720128
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ben grosser
@bkeegan nice, thanks for the link. composition requires constraints! facebook certainly hasn’t focused much on what it isn’t, only on growing what it is.%
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2018-12-21 18:37:09
1082734678426206209
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ben grosser
I spoke with @ClotMagazine about the influence of my time in the sciences at @BeckmanInst and in music before that, the effects of social media metrics, AI art, the challenges of modding social media as an artistic practice, and more. https://t.co/nDC2CnhgCm%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2019-01-08 20:23:58
1067708117193027584
bengrosser
ben grosser
Explosive news from parliament today. Colins reveals Facebook knew in 2014 that Russia hacked users' data. Mueller's indictments show this was exactly when the Kremlin set up troll factory to target US voters. Why wasn't this disclosed to congress?? What else isn't it telling us? https://t.co/x2yzsb1fPo%
Explosive: Domestic Security
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2018-11-28 09:13:46
1076181407549059072
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ben grosser
What most interests me from this analysis by @WillOremus is that Facebook’s endless growth obsession is (finally) becoming endless fuel for collective doubt about the company. https://t.co/GYgscCzcer%
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2018-12-21 18:23:36
1075913264213712896
bengrosser
ben grosser
.@washingtonpost names "Experiment on Facebook" as one of its top "3 ways to live with Facebook," and names Facebook Demetricator as their leading suggestion. My work Safebook also gets a mention. Article by @abbyohlheiser https://t.co/QtGQPionIb%
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2018-12-21 00:38:06
1071954071714783233
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ben grosser
Has anyone made a Chrome extension yet that replaces every form of Trump’s name/title with “Individual 1?”%
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2018-12-10 02:25:41
1071928714903121920
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ben grosser
it’s like everybody who designs everything doesn’t use anything%
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2018-12-10 00:44:55
1070834469278547968
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ben grosser
@nancybaym this%
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2018-12-07 00:16:47
1070425929686626305
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ben grosser
New update released for Facebook Demetricator (ver 1.7.5), to reflect many FB changes over last few days. Chrome users get updates automatically w/in 4h (follow link to get it now). Firefox/etc should get updates within 24h. https://t.co/vjM3M8HhpS%
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2018-12-05 21:13:23
1070001454109351944
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ben grosser
It's only been a day. But getting rid of the numbers on Twitter seems like the best decision I have made in awhile :O BE GONE TINY EVIL THINGS! https://t.co/HLjKD45R0k%
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2018-12-04 17:06:40
1069687882871394304
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ben grosser
Facebook has made a bunch of changes that broke Facebook Demetricator. I'm working on it, hope to release an update in next day or two. Here's a preview... #nometrics #demetricate #demetricator #demetricatefacebook https://t.co/NeXkurcbmy%
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2018-12-03 20:20:39
1068702509814947842
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ben grosser
@niftyc it’s a momentary celebration of 12 as *more*—until it becomes less (in just a moment).%
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2018-12-01 03:05:08
1068690444475875329
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ben grosser
@niftyc your new customized goal is 13 years%
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2018-12-01 02:17:11
1068568121093570560
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ben grosser
@complexfields @ned_ogorman yesss!%
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2018-11-30 18:11:07
1067709787733925888
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ben grosser
@pomeranian99 It’s insane how loud restaurants (and everything else) in the US have become. Was in Denmark recently, and it was so much quieter. Airports, restaurants, busses ... pretty much everything except pubs :)%
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2018-11-28 09:20:25
1067469090657325057
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ben grosser
@ibogost @mcmansionhell I’ve been using SoundPrint, which they call “Yelp for Noise.” It’s designed for users to take noise level readings and submit them based on location. Then others can see which restaurants are loudest. Needs more data, but it’s a start. https://t.co/8z2DudFxIQ%
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2018-11-27 17:23:58
1043621234116841472
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ben grosser
@Nobilson While you wait... https://t.co/pphs54fh63 https://t.co/vjM3M8HhpS https://t.co/4SvGOHDaUK%
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2018-09-22 22:01:06
1069866928460701696
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ben grosser
i installed Twitter Demetricator and it made my life significantly better. no pressure on the numbers anymore 🙃 i recommend yall to try it if social media gets too stressful!%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-12-04 08:12:07
1066460713588277253
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ben grosser
@stalcupojoy nice find, thanks for catching this. they change things all the time, so I have to adapt. will fix this and get an update as soon as i can.%
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2018-11-24 22:37:02
1066249081247412224
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ben grosser
Twitter will forever value metrics—and thus, endless growth—and will always try to convince us to do the same. #whydoeselevenmattermorethanten? #MyTwitterAnniversary https://t.co/HddGGpXIf8%
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2018-11-24 08:36:05
1065535954151243776
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ben grosser
For someone who built a company based on knowing everything about others, Mark Zuckerberg sure doesn’t know much about his own company.%
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2018-11-22 09:22:22
1065367831263567878
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ben grosser
The Social Debtwork%
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2018-11-21 22:14:19
1065316150513463303
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ben grosser
@Marie_zfm Hi @Marie_zfm, was this story aired on the radio in addition to print, or only in print? thanks for the mention and link%
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2018-11-21 18:48:57
1065029352495243269
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ben grosser
Are you worried—like the Instagram mommy blogger in today’s news—about how photos of one of your kids gets more likes than the others? Then try one of my Demetricators, such as Instagram Demetricator. Hide the metrics, calm your worries. https://t.co/4SvGOHDaUK%
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2018-11-20 23:49:19
1065027220836630528
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ben grosser
@stephemcneal Bowers should hide the numbers with Instagram Demetricator. https://t.co/4SvGOHDaUK%
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2018-11-20 23:40:51
1064960795891650560
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ben grosser
Wie beeinflussbar sind wir nur durch reine Zahlen? Kollegin @media_log hat mit dem Twitter-Demetricator den Selbstversuch gestartet https://t.co/kxJBTmtYxQ%
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2018-11-20 19:16:54
1064735968777916416
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ben grosser
The slightly smaller font on iOS Twitter's follower metric won't undo the—according to @jack—"detrimental" effects of seeing everyone's follower count, but hiding all metrics with Twitter Demetricator will sure change your experience of the site. https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-11-20 04:23:31
1064683623566229505
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ben grosser
With Twitter's iOS redesign, @jack just proved he doesn't really care that visible follower metrics are, in his words, "detrimental." If he really believed that, he would REMOVE them. Instead, he made the metrics a wee bit smaller (so the change wouldn't hurt user engagement?).%
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2018-11-20 00:55:31
1064444239394848768
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ben grosser
@asugarhigh bio-worthy%
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2018-11-19 09:04:17
1063913534998884354
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ben grosser
@SFuntowicz Nobody else has built one that I'm aware of. No doubt publication metrics want MORE, but it would be great if individuals could hide those metrics and see how it feels. That said, until tenure eval stops valuing publication metrics, academics will want to track them.%
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2018-11-17 21:55:27
1063573851412590592
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ben grosser
And finally, don't stop with the follower count. If @jack now admits that visible follower metrics were a bad idea—that they're incentivizing and detrimental—then it's time to hide *all* metrics. Here's my paper detailing why (based on my efforts w/ FB): https://t.co/aQw3BLrDIT%
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2018-11-16 23:25:41
1063573850556899328
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ben grosser
I'll suggest to @jack that he ask users to try my Twitter Demetricator and send him feedback on how it changes their experience. A single Tweet will get this started. Or ask Twitter devs to setup an optional beta test of their own. Just try something. https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-11-16 23:25:40
1063573849848119296
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ben grosser
But I'm also getting tired of how @jack keeps *talking* about the damaging effects of the visible follower metric, but never *does* anything about it. If he now admits the follower count is detrimental to the platform, then why not hide it?%
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2018-11-16 23:25:40
1058924164252385280
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ben grosser
@anuradhasridhar So far we have to take FB's word for it that the breach is due to a browser extension (unless I've missed something), and I'm not in the habit of taking their deflections of blame at face value without evidence. ... 1/2%
Breach: Domestic Security
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2018-11-04 03:29:29
1058469869518237696
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ben grosser
I've been using the Twitter Demetricator for about a week now, and I cannot overstate how much it's improved my experience on Twitter. It removes all metrics—number of followers, likes, retweets, everything. Toxic content removal sold separately.%
Toxic: HAZMAT + Nuclear
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2018-11-02 21:24:16
1063573848325595136
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ben grosser
.@jack now says they didn't think abt effects of visible follower metric when they added it to Twitter, and now see it as incentivizing/detrimental. I don't buy it. They knew that metric was incentivizing then—encouraging users to use Twitter MORE so their follower count went UP.%
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2018-11-16 23:25:40
1061906288307789829
bengrosser
ben grosser
https://t.co/dexlgY7WAF%
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2018-11-12 08:59:23
1061727896874745859
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ben grosser
@Ingridguardiola @sergimasferrer @arcadia_ed Ingrid: Any chance this text of yours is online somewhere? Or available for purchase in English? I'm guessing no on both, but wanted to ask (I can't read Catalan, but if I had it electronically I could get a sense w/ Google Translate :)%
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2018-11-11 21:10:31
1061180441749790720
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ben grosser
.@pardesoteric of @WIRED's @gadgetlab podcast calls Twitter Demetricator "the most delightful thing [she's] downloaded in ages." (about 31m in, but the whole episode is great—and includes a discussion w/ @DarrenAronofsky about storytelling in VR) https://t.co/HWK5INH1Lt%
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2018-11-10 08:55:07
1061176673268305920
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ben grosser
.@snackfight With Demetricator, you can still see if you *have* likes/retweets/etc, you can still *read* replies, and can still see *who* follows you—you just don't see how *many* of those there are. If you try it out, let me know how it goes... (thx @pardesoteric & @gadgetlab)%
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2018-11-10 08:40:09
1059855047444570113
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ben grosser
@nathanfiler Woah this is so cool! I just installed Demetricator. It is deeply uncanny. I didn't realise there were so many numbers until they disappeared. https://t.co/tnJR8seMa9%
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2018-11-06 17:08:29
1058926357709840385
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ben grosser
@anuradhasridhar I do list it on all my site pages for each project (and link to the code on github), but I'll check to be sure I mention it on my Chrome and Firefox store descriptions.%
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2018-11-04 03:38:12
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ben grosser
@anuradhasridhar I release all my extensions as open source partly for this reason --- to increase trust and accountability --- but it's not easy for everyone to discern what's trustworthy and what's not%
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2018-11-04 03:32:33
1058401887593156609
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ben grosser
Is there an EFF equivalent in the EU?%
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2018-11-02 16:54:08
1057797151818944512
bengrosser
ben grosser
@JYuter let me know how it goes!%
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2018-11-01 00:51:08
1057373210088521729
bengrosser
ben grosser
@ckhicks let me know how it goes for you%
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2018-10-30 20:46:32
1057368874402897920
bengrosser
ben grosser
@peterpeterwang let me know how it goes%
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2018-10-30 20:29:19
1063573849139265537
bengrosser
ben grosser
As with all social media corps, Twitter's business model is based on a need for MORE users, MORE connections, MORE data. Visible metrics are perhaps their premiere tool for encouraging MORE. Only now, when Twitter/etc are actively used to undermine democracy, are they waking up.%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-11-16 23:25:40
1057125793573289984
bengrosser
ben grosser
Twitter with @bengrosser's demetricator is fantastic! My tweets look as popular as everyone else's and I can stop being annoyed by hovering near 1k followers for the past.. FOREVER =D%
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2018-10-30 04:23:24
1057099768906858496
bengrosser
ben grosser
@thisiskp_ @jrdngonen @kanyewest Yeah, actually I built it long ago: https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-10-30 02:39:59
1057099282216562688
bengrosser
ben grosser
@AndyTWoods @heycori @Twitter Been making this possible for quite a while: https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-10-30 02:38:03
1057004965900759043
bengrosser
ben grosser
@LParker_tweets @hannah_redler I advocate for hiding the visible metrics site-wide. So no more like/retweet/follower counts, etc., but those functions would still remain (you could even count them up manually if you really needed to know how many :)). You can see what I mean with this: https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-10-29 20:23:16
1056998239512203264
bengrosser
ben grosser
@netspencer @jrdngonen @kanyewest My Twitter Demetricator can be used on Safari: https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-10-29 19:56:33
1056949476198375424
bengrosser
ben grosser
@OviNegrean @jrdngonen not new, actually. been doing this for quite a while, for twitter and facebook (and most recently, instagram): https://t.co/Ebe5tngeO4%
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2018-10-29 16:42:46
1056930522646147074
bengrosser
ben grosser
@ErikGranholm Lots of info on my site, but i’ll point you to this article I wrote theorizing the effects of Facebook metrics, and analyzing feedback from users of my Facebook Demetricator: https://t.co/aQw3BLrDIT%
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2018-10-29 15:27:28
1056928093527531520
bengrosser
ben grosser
@ErikGranholm try it out: https://t.co/pphs54fh63 ... I also have versions for FB and IG%
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2018-10-29 15:17:48
1056923828784431106
bengrosser
ben grosser
@WillOremus I wonder how long they’re going to think about it before they try something? Anything?%
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2018-10-29 15:00:52
1056897572080664577
bengrosser
ben grosser
IOW, as long as users have access to *any* metric they can use to numerically judge a post, they will. So if the like button really goes away, I suspect we’ll see a big jump in retweets as a substitute. @alexismadrigal won’t be happy...%
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2018-10-29 13:16:32
1056893222981693440
bengrosser
ben grosser
I’m glad @jack is trying *something*, but am afraid that “retweet”—with its glorious metric—will just become the new “like.” Until follower, retweet, and every other metric is hidden site-wide, users will be remain seduced by the numbers, compelled to excel in metric terms. https://t.co/E3oDIMQA1H%
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2018-10-29 12:59:15
1055895266186936320
bengrosser
ben grosser
Perpetual cycle: 1) consider writing short blog post affirming "this subject is more complicated than it appears"; 2) remember that internet tolerance for complication is nigh zero; 3) return to book writing, where the eyeballs are fewer but the space for complication is real.%
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2018-10-26 18:53:43
1055120742143135744
bengrosser
ben grosser
i'm using twitter demetricator and the amount of times i try to reference someones follower count to determine their relevant or not has become really apparent%
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2018-10-24 15:36:02
1055120624509689856
bengrosser
ben grosser
@TristanLavender @tomfgoodwin I have one for Twitter now too: https://t.co/Ebe5tngeO4%
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2018-10-24 15:35:34
1054864884171788288
bengrosser
ben grosser
Si vous vous sentez piégé ou fatigué par la tyrannie du nombre de «likes», de «retweets» ou de «followers», alors sachez que l’outil libérateur de l’artiste @bengrosser fait disparaître toutes ces données! https://t.co/TwFl5wWi9c%
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2018-10-23 22:39:21
1053370183325245441
bengrosser
ben grosser
Ben Grosser @ArtDesignIL @NCSAatIllinois @iSchoolUI will discuss how as an artist he studies the social and cultural implications of software at this week’s Curious and Eclectic Seminar. #IllinoisResearch https://t.co/uqNYLVtmo8%
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2018-10-19 19:39:57
1049572670134734848
bengrosser
ben grosser
Safebook soluciona tots els problemes de Facebook: addicció, privadesa, fake news, democràcia… tots els problemes arreglats amb un plugin magistral. https://t.co/Qib4lVIObL%
CIA: DHS + Other Agencies
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2018-10-09 08:09:59
1053316170147917824
bengrosser
ben grosser
Facebook Demetricator in @libe (article by @vincentglad). For those interested, I also have a Demetricator for Twitter now: https://t.co/pphs54fh63 https://t.co/mrVmMhonhE%
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2018-10-19 16:05:19
1053170857730818048
bengrosser
ben grosser
A week from tomorrow, we'll be hosting "Herstory: Digital Innovations," a symposium that looks into the role of women, particularly from the Midwest, who have shaped the #DigitalMedia landscape. Registration is free and can be found here: https://t.co/fLwWe1YAJN https://t.co/8FDY3REJWZ%
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2018-10-19 06:27:54
1053016769647038464
bengrosser
ben grosser
I'll be giving a talk at @BeckmanInst tomorrow (Friday) at noon. Title: Less Metrics, More Rando: (Net) Art as Software Research. Come by if you like. Lunch is provided. Details: https://t.co/ClhVY5SB4K https://t.co/e4OzSNr3fE%
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2018-10-18 20:15:36
1052090275210891264
bengrosser
ben grosser
@anuradhasridhar Thanks @anuradhasridhar! Some links for anyone interested: Twitter Demetricator: https://t.co/pphs54fh63 Facebook Demetricator: https://t.co/vjM3M8HhpS Instagram Demetricator: https://t.co/4SvGOHDaUK #nometrics #demetricatesocialmedia #demetricator%
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2018-10-16 06:54:03
1051244589242359808
bengrosser
ben grosser
New term from #AoIR2018: Anti-Archivist: Someone whose job it is to ensure data are truly deleted. An increasingly hard job.%
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2018-10-13 22:53:35
1050450738772619265
bengrosser
ben grosser
Go Rando will be part of Sortir du Désenchantement du Numérique (Escaping the Digital Unease), opening at @Espacegantner in France this Saturday (and up through 19 January). Curated by @FabioParis1, Raffaël Dörig, and @ran_dom. https://t.co/neFWlk61Dd%
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2018-10-11 18:19:07
1050425825676414976
bengrosser
ben grosser
@dcaizergues @PamelaChougne @AlexDeQuerzen You can still see that you *have* notifications, you just can’t see how *many* of them you have.%
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2018-10-11 16:40:07
1050304369198030848
bengrosser
ben grosser
tst%
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2018-10-11 08:37:29
1049899196722098176
bengrosser
ben grosser
@asugarhigh yes%
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2018-10-10 05:47:29
1049716625526538240
bengrosser
ben grosser
@annabelle_L thanks for the writing Anabelle!%
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2018-10-09 17:42:00
1049572583811756032
bengrosser
ben grosser
@miquelcasajuana @ganyet free%
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2018-10-09 08:09:38
1049384298107850758
bengrosser
ben grosser
Twitter Demetricator survey: do you appreciate/use the "dots" ... the indicators I've added for each tweet that indicate that *more than zero* replies/retweets/likes are present? Or would you be okay if the dots were gone entirely?%
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2018-10-08 19:41:27
1049160362090815488
bengrosser
ben grosser
@DamVFL yes, impossible to support mobile on iOS. not tested on Android mobile FF. are you on the latter?%
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2018-10-08 04:51:37
1049137410104340482
bengrosser
ben grosser
SCOTUS news dominating your Facebook news feed? Worried about getting sucked into the next Russian disinformation campaign? Try Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h%
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2018-10-08 03:20:25
1050304935584296960
bengrosser
ben grosser
Want to stay safe from endless envy on social media while still sharing your own accomplishments? Try Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h cc: @Moyasarner%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-10-11 08:39:45
1048995307839807493
bengrosser
ben grosser
@kevincholeau @hlakkache @gchampeau interesting, i will take a look. are there any metrics at all? friend counts? likes? shares? notifications?%
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2018-10-07 17:55:45
1048994839029866497
bengrosser
ben grosser
@fcharles @hlakkache @gchampeau Here’s a paper that outlines some of my reasoning for and experience from making Demetricator. https://t.co/aQw3BLrDIT%
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2018-10-07 17:53:53
1048993643246379008
bengrosser
ben grosser
@DamVFL i’d be interested to hear what you think after a week%
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2018-10-07 17:49:08
1048704407108550656
bengrosser
ben grosser
@billkendrick Weight them by how many people they represent. As currently constructed, a Senator representing CA (whose population is 40M) has the same weight as a Senator representing WY (population 0.5M). That's insane.%
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2018-10-06 22:39:49
1048681189580652546
bengrosser
ben grosser
"[Kanye's] request [to hide Twitter metrics] was approved…on our site by @nathanjurgenson, Snapchat's 'house sociologist.' …We [learned] after…that Kanye's dream is [already reality]. A tool exists to eradicate these 'metrics.' It's name: Demetricator." https://t.co/UOFl8bLvXo%
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2018-10-06 21:07:33
1048681065580298240
bengrosser
ben grosser
Looks like Kanye West deleted or deactivated his Twitter account. That's one way to hide follower and "like" metrics, but an easier way is to just use Twitter Demetricator. https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-10-06 21:07:04
1048317318953140225
bengrosser
ben grosser
Twitter’s algorithm predicting #HAABD as a trend for me https://t.co/cuEAJNRqur%
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2018-10-05 21:01:40
1048201450881527810
bengrosser
ben grosser
« Demetricator », Kanye West et la fin des likes https://t.co/ouQLqHFuPo via @USBEKetRICA%
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2018-10-05 13:21:15
1048005865687666688
bengrosser
ben grosser
@hdeweyh @P_A_LEWIS might be bio-worthy%
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2018-10-05 00:24:04
1047730094716932098
bengrosser
ben grosser
eventually the @bengrosser Twitter Demetricator will be integrated into law to restore social cohesion%
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2018-10-04 06:08:15
1047723885704228864
bengrosser
ben grosser
@complexfields what?? that’s almost eerie%
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2018-10-04 05:43:34
1047723559848759296
bengrosser
ben grosser
hi #elitclass, enjoyed reading your reflections and discussions of #scaremail! stay scary!%
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2018-10-04 05:42:17
1047546853829615619
bengrosser
ben grosser
@markcmarino not a mistake!%
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2018-10-03 18:00:07
1047389678788382722
bengrosser
ben grosser
Art at #logancij Symposium: Working in the medium of browser extension artist @bengrosser examines the cultural, social and political effects everyday software has on our lives. He creates #email signatures 4 #Gmail, designed to disrupt #NSA #surveillance. https://t.co/rI7vKVPcZJ https://t.co/IcxrnHPFqh%
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2018-10-03 07:35:33
1046952346582966273
bengrosser
ben grosser
@jeddyhsu @mirkoschaefer are you in US or Canada? If so, i can send. if in Europe or beyond, let's talk%
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2018-10-02 02:37:45
1046810742320762880
bengrosser
ben grosser
Are visible metrics on Twitter driving your actions and affect, changing what you write and how you feel? Remove them and find out using Twitter Demetricator. https://t.co/pphs54fh63 https://t.co/IHspuRBtzJ%
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2018-10-01 17:15:04
1047128911581237248
bengrosser
ben grosser
@ibogost loved amipro... i recall copying that .exe from machine to machine well after they stopped releasing updates%
Recall: Health Concern + H1N1
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2018-10-02 14:19:21
1046774144006803458
bengrosser
ben grosser
@shorttage @gmail i’ve hacked up a quick CSS adjustment to restore what i most miss from the old design. will send%
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2018-10-01 14:49:38
1046768934752583681
bengrosser
ben grosser
@shorttage @gmail https://t.co/eG9nwzklM8%
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2018-10-01 14:28:56
1046745978269773825
bengrosser
ben grosser
@mirkoschaefer looking good/sad/angry/wow!%
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2018-10-01 12:57:43
1046040109865414659
bengrosser
ben grosser
My conclusion after hours of immersion in this issue: Christine Blasey Ford should be on the Supreme Court.%
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2018-09-29 14:12:51
1045840085541945346
bengrosser
ben grosser
Oh, look, that movie's on where a woman calmly and intelligently warns the country not to hire a plainly unqualified person for an important job. https://t.co/tLA65pRkFz%
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2018-09-29 00:58:01
1045395725373313024
bengrosser
ben grosser
angry man shouting #KavanaughHearings https://t.co/IvhSIZmDBD%
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2018-09-27 19:32:18
1045104755167629312
bengrosser
ben grosser
#Safebook is our new favorite #socialmedia platform. | via @fastcompany https://t.co/tPbMR5So06%
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2018-09-27 00:16:05
1044971599559118848
bengrosser
ben grosser
Will disinformation on Facebook once again activate users' "hopes and fears" in order to sway the upcoming midterm election in the US? Not if we all use Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h https://t.co/Gkm6jUbSTw%
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2018-09-26 15:26:58
1044805047056519168
bengrosser
ben grosser
@quickmuse https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-09-26 04:25:09
1044626371430031360
bengrosser
ben grosser
@therourke then you’ll have to work harder%
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2018-09-25 16:35:09
1044503520026791937
bengrosser
ben grosser
The demetricator bot blankets each tweet with at least one retweet and fav so that in a sea of dots, you have no dots. you have no data or feedback on how one tweet exists metrically over another. It makes bens demetricator even more thorough.%
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2018-09-25 08:26:59
1044267070739959808
bengrosser
ben grosser
Just how ingrained has the Facebook interface become? In what ways does its designs drive your behavior, affecting what you post, how you read, or whom you friend? To find out, try Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h https://t.co/9O4CWMPT1Z%
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2018-09-24 16:47:25
1044122441411428352
bengrosser
ben grosser
@mikkotuomela @Illinois_Alma i recognized the text cascade :) was a great project; i still show it as an example%
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2018-09-24 07:12:43
1043891054515277824
bengrosser
ben grosser
Can you avoid Facebook’s amplification of anxiety, division, and disinformation while still posting a status, leaving a comment, or confirming a friend? The answer is yes! Try Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h https://t.co/qrDYd66JeC%
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2018-09-23 15:53:16
1043625942688718848
bengrosser
ben grosser
@Londonmoo @hannah_redler @coinop29 @SciGalleryLon @KingsCollegeLon @Iamdizzyblonde avoid temptation! :)%
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2018-09-22 22:19:49
1043622818359992320
bengrosser
ben grosser
@WillOremus we need an "actually" filter for TV and web. pretty sure we could ban it and not suffer any misunderstandings%
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2018-09-22 22:07:24
1044085487898701825
bengrosser
ben grosser
@davidcrespo yes, that’s how i use it. i have also used smart invert for similar reasons, but no longer do as it appears to ignore/disable night shift.%
Smart: Infrastructure security
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2018-09-24 04:45:53
1042890672741797888
bengrosser
ben grosser
“Metric-free social media isn’t a new concept. Ben Grosser, a professor ...and artist, created an extension earlier this year called the Twitter Demetricator — an earlier version, the Facebook Demetricator launched in 2012 — which does exactly what West describes.” https://t.co/3gRqHP3t08%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-09-20 21:38:07
1043620750371028992
bengrosser
ben grosser
@uncletrunks hide them all https://t.co/pphs54fh63%
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2018-09-22 21:59:11
1043528296565223424
bengrosser
ben grosser
My collaborative work w/ @coinop29 — titled Please Don’t Like This — opened yesterday as part of the inaugural exhibition for @SciGalleryLon at @KingsCollegeLon, curated by @hannah_redler. Excited to be a part of this show! Stop by if you can; it’s up through January.%
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2018-09-22 15:51:48
1043527449559085056
bengrosser
ben grosser
Decades-long friend of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford just said on CNN: “How is it that a woman who has been a victim of sexual assault can’t be on a jury for one sexual assault case, but a perpetrator of sexual assault can be a SCOTUS Justice who rules on ALL sexual assault cases?"%
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2018-09-22 15:48:26
1043196931365916673
bengrosser
ben grosser
Facebook measures "reputation," Twitter measures "health," and Apple measures "trust." Regardless of the problem, Silicon Valley's answer is always more metrics. h/t @doctorow for the latest w/ Apple https://t.co/wmOExL75kP%
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2018-09-21 17:55:04
1043188480770224131
bengrosser
ben grosser
@PurpleNoise1 My Demetricators do disrupt some algorithmic prescription, because hiding the metrics should/will change individual activity on the network. But visible metrics are a small part of the wider metrics-obsessed activity going on behind the scenes. Have to change that at the source.%
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2018-09-21 17:21:29
1043176896232607746
bengrosser
ben grosser
@PopulismUpdates @WillOremus @jack hypermetrics%
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2018-09-21 16:35:28
1043174245537382400
bengrosser
ben grosser
But, as much as I wish he was, @jack doesn't seem to be heading towards a demetricated Twitter. That said, I continue to urge him to consider it. Making the font smaller or less bold won't fix the problems. Users will focus on any visible metrics no matter their size or shape.%
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2018-09-21 16:24:56
1043174243603816448
bengrosser
ben grosser
To be clear, whether in conversation with WashPo, Congress, or Kanye, I've never heard @jack say anything about possibly *hiding* visible metrics on Twitter. He's questioned the effects of the follower count's prominence (typographic size/weight), and suggested this might change.%
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2018-09-21 16:24:55
1043147080116707329
bengrosser
ben grosser
@chrisdancy definitely interested to see%
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2018-09-21 14:36:59
1043137987863879681
bengrosser
ben grosser
@chrisdancy yes, this is always the case. only way out would be a demetricated non-algorithmic social network. IOW no metrics in foreground OR background. no matter what Twitter hides or doesn’t hide in future, they’ll always have piles of metrics operating/analyzing behind the curtain%
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2018-09-21 14:00:51
1043134749521453056
bengrosser
ben grosser
.@katysteinmetz you can imagine Twitter without the metrics today using my Twitter Demetricator https://t.co/pphs54fh63 also, here’s a paper possibly of interest: https://t.co/aQw3BLrDIT%
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2018-09-21 13:47:59
1043051771336318976
bengrosser
ben grosser
@thefader @JmeBBK I’ve been saying it, writing about it, and sharing free software to make it possible since 2012 https://t.co/vjM3M8HhpS https://t.co/pphs54fh63 https://t.co/aQw3BLrDIT%
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2018-09-21 08:18:15
1042985430994440193
bengrosser
ben grosser
So @jack may institute @bengrosser twitter demetricator. Everything happens in time. Bias kills social media. Numbers create bias. https://t.co/u9AQ4O7fEK%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-09-21 03:54:39
1042858739173392385
bengrosser
ben grosser
https://t.co/vjM3M8HhpS https://t.co/dGVmMRaHki%
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2018-09-20 19:31:13
1042852144771153920
bengrosser
ben grosser
@vdepdel @kanyewest yep. have tried to get his attention; appears he doesn't read responses to his tweets%
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2018-09-20 19:05:01
1042844577986740224
bengrosser
ben grosser
It's great to see these occasional celebrity tweets calling for a metrics-free Twitter ... but couldn't just one of them try a search like "twitter without metrics" first?? Leads you straight to Twitter Demetricator ... https://t.co/G4HBpKJq4r%
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2018-09-20 18:34:57
1042835900831604736
bengrosser
ben grosser
@kanyewest It's important to push @jack on this directly, but while you wait for Twitter to remove the metrics themselves, you can use my Twitter Demetricator --> https://t.co/pphs54fh63 I also have versions for Facebook and Instagram.%
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2018-09-20 18:00:28
1042614519145607176
bengrosser
ben grosser
I’m definitely not the first to point this out, but there’s a solid argument to be made that the lack of available metrics is *the reason* podcasts are so good. https://t.co/iJevwKfKRX%
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2018-09-20 03:20:46
1042473363938189312
bengrosser
ben grosser
Safebook: Facebook without the content https://t.co/INY48mfmBY https://t.co/jIiNEXoQCl%
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2018-09-19 17:59:52
1042462676948078593
bengrosser
ben grosser
@patrickehammie wow!%
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2018-09-19 17:17:24
1042442761486716928
bengrosser
ben grosser
Safebook is Facebook but not awful https://t.co/kIBOybw0j2%
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2018-09-19 15:58:16
1058293382731186176
bengrosser
ben grosser
Enough. I hereby offer free consultation to any org working in defense of the environment: Counter surveillance Information security Communications infrastructure Sensor networks I've taught worldwide at major institutions, & have years of hands-on exp: https://t.co/NKr66vP7Hr%
Security: Domestic Security
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79.93%
2018-11-02 09:42:59
1047587472576860160
bengrosser
ben grosser
Excited for the privilege of co-hosting two days on the work of the arts and humanities in universities captured by the “data imaginary." With @safiyanoble @kanarinka @opertoon @lnakamur @trevormunoz @kfitz @lizlosh @PopTechWorks @joguldi & more: https://t.co/ude86oRMfj%
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56.28%
2018-10-03 20:41:31
1085750814185013248
bengrosser
ben grosser
@alexskunz finally got it. working on it. will take a bit (it's entirely changed under the hood...)%
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53.16%
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2019-01-17 04:09:01
1048702092804808704
bengrosser
ben grosser
I added up the # of individuals represented by each US Senator's #KavanaughVote (giving each 1/2 their state's pop). The result: NO: 182.9M YES: 144.3M IOW, the NO votes represent 38 mil. more people than the YES' did. It's time to weight each Senator's vote by state population%
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50.08%
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2018-10-06 22:30:37
1083867587258261504
bengrosser
ben grosser
Thank you @shiffman for your amazing work with @processing and @p5xjs. I haven't gotten to teach w/ Processing for several years, but am prepping a new course for the spring with p5. I'm blown away by your amazing @thecodingtrain videos—they will be of great help for my students!%
Help: Weather + Disaster + Emergency
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2019-01-11 23:25:44
1083431342791188481
bengrosser
ben grosser
Who wants less followers? Less likes? Anyone? @lorenjsmith, talking about toxic conversation on Twitter, writes that Twitter Demetricator "hides metrics ... so that porcelain humans can shield themselves from its brutal reality." https://t.co/ztR4RBLHnN%
Toxic: HAZMAT + Nuclear
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2019-01-10 18:32:15
1076181405489680384
bengrosser
ben grosser
Facebook’s devotion to a metrics-measured *more*—manifest through its relentless focus on endless growth—leads it to treat every other concern (user privacy, data security, etc) as secondary.%
Security: Domestic Security
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2018-12-21 18:23:36
1072289030442766337
bengrosser
ben grosser
So Twitter's CEO goes on a 10 day silent meditation retreat, yet comes back with…METRICS. He tracked his heart rate w/ his Apple Watch (consistently < 40), and his mosquito bites (117 in one 10 minute period ). Can it really be "silence" if one is counting & tracking w/ metrics?%
Watch: Weather + Disaster + Emergency
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2018-12-11 00:36:41
1066387011836305408
bengrosser
ben grosser
@hannah_redler I don’t recall seeing one before, so I suspect it’s new. But not sure. Facebook has been doing this kind of thing for a while.%
Recall: Health Concern + H1N1
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2018-11-24 17:44:10
1056921918023057408
bengrosser
ben grosser
@jrdngonen @kanyewest I’ve been hiding social media metrics for a while now: https://t.co/pphs54fh63. I’ll also point to @davidzweig’s article at @NewYorker: https://t.co/LYGDYielSW and @WillOremus’ article at @slate: https://t.co/pOpVvzeWBw%
Social Media: Cyber Security
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2018-10-29 14:53:16
1046763015805251586
bengrosser
ben grosser
Are you staying on Facebook after their latest data breach? Then you might want to consider some personal protection from Facebook's amplification of anxiety, division, and disinformation. For that I recommend Safebook, Facebook without the content. https://t.co/u4q5wgBY7h https://t.co/NWWKkeMaoP%
Breach: Domestic Security
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2018-10-01 14:05:25
1043059692107431936
bengrosser
ben grosser
In case this latest wave of tweets by people realizing that social media metrics may be harmful has you curious, you can try out Twitter without the metrics yourself and see how a metrics -free Twitter changes your experience of the site. https://t.co/sWzmarIvG2%
Wave: Health Concern + H1N1
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2018-09-21 08:49:44
1050080603704619009
bengrosser
ben grosser
Un Twitter parallèle est possible. Un Twitter où le nombre de RT ne s'affiche pas, pas plus que le nombre de followers. Ce twitter, c'est le mien désormais, grâce @AlexDeQuerzen qui me l'a fait découvrir et @bengrosser qui l'a rendu possible. Déroule si tu veux en savoir plus.%
UN: DHS + Other Agencies
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61.45%
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2018-10-10 17:48:20
1082145034487689216
bengrosser
ben grosser
i don't often know where my obsessions will take me. sometimes they become an installation. sometimes they are dead ends. sometimes i end up with new code and no "art" per se.. but somehow for me it all feels part of a much bigger project.%
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2019-01-07 05:20:56
1066783703521742848
bengrosser
ben grosser
“...what [Facebook] needs is something closer to an overhaul — stripping out some of the guts of a system that ruthlessly prioritizes engagement.” —@cwarzel at @BuzzFeedNews A simple yet effective place to start would be with hiding the metrics. https://t.co/WwB3SZ5umn%
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2018-11-25 20:00:29
1058924608387198976
bengrosser
ben grosser
@anuradhasridhar That said, yes ... browser extensions can see whatever is on the webpages/websites you've granted them permissions for. On Facebook that could include any messages active (or that appear) while you have the extension installed. Important to only use extensions fr trusted devs 2/3%
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2018-11-04 03:31:15
1049477451485782016
bengrosser
ben grosser
@_elkue All timestamps remain present; I only manipulate time information when it is an age-counting metric --- such as "3s" or "8h." When the time info is a literal timestamp, such as "Feb 27," I leave it alone.%
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2018-10-09 01:51:37
1046041768167440387
bengrosser
ben grosser
As the Senate votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation, let's remember the same amount of people live in Los Angeles as these 7 rural, mostly white states. They have 14 Senators while LA shares 2 with the rest of California. We don't live in a democracy where everyone has an equal say. https://t.co/3oaGGjGmRQ%
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2018-09-29 14:19:26
1043150479012888576
bengrosser
ben grosser
In my book #dontunplug, I actually talk about "Gaming" the #socialmedia game. It started when I would "trick" my friends into wearing certain colors of clothes by ONLY interacting with them in those colors. "Friends" today, need to THINK like the data behind our connections. https://t.co/8A2rwh3YGZ%
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2018-09-21 14:50:29
1042157003366453249
bengrosser
ben grosser
Like many others on my feed, Virilio was an influential early read for me (h/t to @complexfields for pointing me towards The Vision Machine), informing my thinking about computer vision, surveillance, and the memory effects of temporal imaging.%
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2018-09-18 21:02:46
1042841939421392901
bengrosser
ben grosser
.@kanyewest If you want a Twitter w/o visible follower/like counts, you can try it today using my Twitter Demetricator --> https://t.co/pphs54fh63 Further, if you tweet this project, the resulting mass of users would help pressure @Twitter to hide the metrics themselves!%
Help: Weather + Disaster + Emergency
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2018-09-20 18:24:28