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And another group bites the dust

Actually many

This morning I unsubscribed from a dozen “groups” on the few social media platforms that I and my alter egos have been known to frequent.

In each case, in the first glance-worth of writings, the number of self-promotions unrelated to that group’s purpose exceeded the number of on-topic postings. In some cases, it was identically 100% self-promotion. In most cases, these self-promotions weren’t even for services nominally related to the group’s purpose.

Each of these groups had value (at least to me) at some point in the past.

Value that a seemingly modest effort at moderation could have preserved.

What is needed so that moderation would actually happen?

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals


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