The next global superpower isn’t who you think

(YouTube Direktlink)

Interessanter TED-Talk vom US-amerikanischen Politikwissenschaftler Ian Bremmer vom April diesen Jahres, in dem dieser aufzeigt, warum neben militärischen und ökonomischen Supermächten zunehmend die Techindustrie zu einer neuen, die globalen Geschicke bestimmenden Macht wird.

When I was a student back in 1989, and the wall fell, the United States were the principal exporter of democracy in the world. […] Today, the United States has become the principal exporter of tools that destroy democracy.

Twitter has 330 million monthly active users and 166 million daily active users.

Elon Musk had 117 million followers, when he started a poll to ask if Donald Trump’s account should be reinstated. He claimed that 134 million people saw this poll.

But only 15 million users voted in the poll, which they didn’t know was coming. That’s only 4,5% of all Twitter users, only 12,8% of Musks followers and only 11,2% of all people who saw this.

“The people have spoken.”

The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021)

As a political figure, Donald J. Trump used Twitter to praise, to cajole, to entertain, to lobby, to establish his version of events — and, perhaps most notably, to amplify his scorn. This list documents the verbal attacks Mr. Trump posted on Twitter, from when he declared his candidacy in June 2015 to Jan. 8, when Twitter permanently barred him.

(via John Gruber, who comments this perfectly: „How great, too, that it can be said to be complete.“)

What Parler saw during the Attack on the Capitol

As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. […] Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part.

ProPublica hat die Videos, die von den aufständischen Trump-Anhängern beim Strum auf das Kapitol selbst auf die rechte, mittlerweile nicht mehr verfügbare Social-Media-Plattform Parler gestellt wurden, gesichtet und in eine irre, interaktive Timeline des Wahnsinns gepackt. (via Waxy)

I just banned Trump from Yonks‘ suggestions list, too.

Fun-fact: In Yonks‘ two year history only two people we’re bothered by the fact, that the „Trump as President“ suggestion showed an orange right next to it and that there also was an countdown to the 2020 election. 🍊