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Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii is pretty good at Twitter. My daughter is a big fan. So of course I try to embarrass her regularly.

Expanded perhaps excessively on my earlier toot. "Hate is profitable. Conflict is profitable. Schadenfreude and shame are profitable. While we smugly point fingers, tsk-tsk, and think we’re being clever as we strategically dole out likes and shares, we forget that we are all just hamsters running on wheels deep inside giant, hyper-engineered, artificially intelligent, fully gamified, corporate-controlled virtual worlds that we absurdly think belong to us."

RT @[email protected] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: "I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” It turns out now is exactly the time to talk about gun laws.

Hate is profitable. Massive platforms "optimize for engagement," with algorithmic recommendations for every bit of content or action, from "you might also like" to prioritizing things that will get you to click, comment, share. They won't fix it. It's working just fine for them.

Of all my international travels, New Zealand was always far and away my favorite. Its natural beauty is breathtaking, but its people and their embrace of diversity shone above all. As a Native Hawaiian, the enlightened path forged between Maori and the west is inspiring. And that it was U.S. exports of white nationalism that fueled this massacre is devastating.

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Facebook is down. Now is probably a good time to do a little evangelizing!

‪While on the subject of historic technology, did you know the earliest predecessor of Wi-Fi, satellite data, and even Ethernet was a protocol called ALOHA, developed at the University of Hawaii to connect distant campuses?

‪Before the web, I was publishing news on GOPHER and USENET. My first web page was an HTML presentation of the alt.culture.hawaii FAQ. I remember being excited by the launch of Mosaic in 1993, which was hot stuff... until Netscape 1.1N.

‪Hearing about "Uncovering the Tech of Tomorrow, Today" from Matt Miller, leader of Product Innovation on Mastercard's Digital Futures team, at Blue Startups.

@Gargron Is there a way to un-expire an invite link? I 'baked in' a link into my video, not realizing it would stop working. Help!

Really love fireworks? Here's the full 24-minute aerial finale to the 2019 Honolulu Festival, launched offshore in Waikīkī. Shot in 60FPS 4K on an iPhone XS Max. Not bad for handheld on a seawall in the dark!

The illustration for tonight's news story on a new medical center was provided by my favorite artist, ALL CAPS NO NEED FOR WORD COURTESY. Watch for his upcoming exhibition, NAME OF ART SHOW HERE.

I hate going to bed at 11, waking up at what feels like 4am, but finding out it's only midnight. Tomorrow, get here faster!

Was hoping "The Case Against Adnan Syed" would go live on HBO online tonight at midnight EST, but it looks like it's not going to be available until Sunday night's airing. Looking forward to arguing with my wife over his innocence/guilt all over again!

"Could now be the time for a cooperatively run, open source alternative to Twitter, perhaps run along the lines of Wikipedia? Owned by everyone, responding to community concerns: tools to defend against trolling, manipulation by Russia or to help stem the tide of fake news."

Trying to find an article I think I saw on the a day or two ago about the "myth" of federation and the failure of to decentralize sufficiently (finding that two instances carrying most of the overall activity of the entire network). But now I can't find it. Anyone bookmark it? @Gargron @federationbot

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