Links van 13 december 2016 tot 5 januari 2017

Renewing Medium’s focus
Upon further reflection, it’s clear that the broken system is ad-driven media on the internet. It simply doesn’t serve people. In fact, it’s not designed to. The vast majority of articles, videos, and other “content” we all consume on a daily basis is paid for — directly or indirectly — by corporations who are funding it in order to advance their goals. And it is measured, amplified, and rewarded based on its ability to do that. Period. As a result, we get…well, what we get. And it’s getting worse.

Carl Paladino, Donald Trump’s New York co-chairman, says he’s “not racist” in apology for Michelle Obama remarks – Salon.com
“Michelle Obama,” Paladino wrote. “I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2016-12-22/Special report – Wikipedia
On 18 December, the ten-member German Wikipedia ArbCom (widely known as "the SG" for Schiedsgericht, or "arbitration court", in German; Google translation) suffered its eighth resignation since September, leaving only four arbitrators—fewer than the quorum of five for making case judgments. There is no provision for by-elections, and the next election is not due until May 2017; former arbitrators are unable to undo their resignation.

The Case Against Hiring a PR Agency | Mike Maney
No seed funded or pre-A round startup should have a PR agency on their balance sheet.

Opinie: Blijkbaar zijn er in de regering die denken dat thuiskomen van de oorlog is als thuiskomen van vakantie | Standpunt | De Morgen
Ik denk dat ik de radio maar af zet als een federaal regeringslid straks weer met een cheque het geweten komt sussen in De Warmste Week.

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