adding page while taking in Zeynep Tufekci‘s twitter and tear gas


fb (2004) twitter (2006) iphone (2007).. social mechs.. they change the operation of a key resource: attention..attention is rarely analyzed on its own; a significant oversight given its importance.

@michaelerard – attention

attention is oxygen for movements. 

in 21st cent and in networked public spehre.. attention as a rexource allocated/acquired on local/national/transnational scales and censorhip as a broad term for denial of attention thru multiple means



4\ draconian move increased global/domestic attention…

keep in mind that attention, not info per se, is the most crucial resource for a social movement


sm platforms are designed for inefficient allocation of attention..

thinking the best way to pay attention.. is via curiosity.. and so fitting this is also in her book:


in the mountains of chiapas, i learned a zapatista saying: ‘preguntando caminamos’ it means ‘we walk while asking questions’ it is in that spirit that i present this book


adding page while also taking in Mehdi‘s talk



holmgren indigenous law



Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted at 5:02 PM on Sun, Jul 02, 2017:
“Attention, taken to its highest degree, is the same thing as prayer. It presupposes faith and love.” Weil, forever

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.


My new essay for @Wired on how “It’s the Golden Age of Free Speech”—except our ideals and battles about “free speech” are now about *attention*, not speech. Besides, can you even believe your lying eyes? It may all be fake.

Original Tweet:

‘The most effective forms of censorship today involve meddling with trust and attention, not muzzling speech itself


Amy (@GhostCat713) tweeted at 11:57 AM on Wed, Feb 07, 2018:
I am not busy, I am focused- busy is anything to keep your hands moving; focused involves attention, awareness, & intentionality. ~ #JoshuaFieldsMilburn from “Not Busy, Focused” #minimalismlife #theminimalists