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    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    Wow that looks great. I haven't watched it yet - just skimmed a bit, but I'm sharing it with our developer community. Thanks!

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 2 points ago in IAmA

    I am a massive supporter of the First Amendment, which says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    I think that private organizations can and should set behavior parameters for how they expect people to behave in all kinds of contexts. I don't think that's a "freedom of speech" issue unless we mistakenly obliterate the difference between government (which can lock people up, fine people, etc.) and private voluntary action.

    My views on this are not particularly radical: I want a place where thoughtful people can discuss ideas and abusive idiots are shown the door. This is not so that I can push my own views, but so that I can learn. I have nothing to learn from racists, bullies, etc.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 2 points ago in IAmA

    I don't have any yachts. But it might be important for you to know that I don't take a salary or any other compensation for my work for Wikipedia. Never have. I don't even ask for reimbursement for my plane tickets when I travel to board meetings.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    There's a good group of folks on discord having those kinds of conversations, and I'm a part of that.

    Email works well.

    And finally, my user talk page there isn't too noisy yet, so I see that.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    We intend to keep rolling out features as fast as we can, so yes. But not a facebook clone, as I think there's a lot wrong with facebook.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 2 points ago in IAmA

    I absolutely don't intend for it to be a place for free speech where all speech can be viewed or debated. The whole internet is full of such places and it's not that interesting.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    I don't know. Maybe. It's a huge responsibility to take on people's private conversations and I'd only want to do it with high quality end-to-end encryption.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 2 points ago in IAmA

    I'm keeping an eye on it but I'm not that excited about it. I don't think crypto "attention economy" ideas really make sense. There are huge and - I think - unsolvable problems around cheating, etc.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    I plan to just build something better. I hope people like it. I don't know any other way to overcome the popularity of things that aren't that good. :)

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 4 points ago in IAmA

    It's a laravel default and I complained about it the first time I saw it. We were building a prototype on a very thin budget though, so we decided to ignore it for now.

    Like you, I'm a correct horse battery stable kind of guy.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 39 points ago in IAmA

    I prefer humans to machine learning but obviously I'm keeping an eye on all developments.

    Monetary investment? I think I'm in so far for about a half a million dollars? I'm bootstrapping from nothing and I don't have any immediate plans to raise money although that could change. Right now I'm all about carefully maintaining creative control and taking investment too early wouldn't be consistent with that.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    Well, I don't think different people having different interests in the same thing as a clique or bubble. I am interested in volvos because my car is a volvo and I'm thinking about trading it in for an electric one as soon as that comes out. So I read Volvo news. That doesn't make me part of a clique or a bubble really.

    Cliques or bubbles come about through designs that allow for the creation of echo chambers. There are many examples on reddit where you can and will be blocked in 2 seconds for questioning a fundamental tenet of the group. This isn't a left- or right- wing phenomenon, you can get banned just as quickly from pro- or anti- Trump groups. Which means that genuine dialog that reaches for consensus is hard - that's a bubble, that's a clique.

    [–] IamA Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia now trying a totally new social network concept WT.Social AMA! jimmywales1 1 points ago in IAmA

    I don't think so. I think we have the capacity to do multiple things. And I think we have the capacity to break away from things that we think are unhealthy for us and adopt a better intellectual lifestyle.