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BURGER KING | Bullying Jr. - YouTube
"Scrawny. Short. Ugly. Fat. Weird. 30% of school kids worldwide are bullied each year and bullying is the #1 act of violence against young people in America today (Source: The BURGER KING® brand is known for putting the crown on everyone’s head and allowing people to have it their way. Bullying is the exact opposite of that. So the BURGER KING® brand is speaking up against bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month.

In the BURGER KING® brand Bullying Jr. experiment, more people stood up for a bullied WHOPPER JR.® than a bullied high school Jr. Visit to learn how you can take a stand against bullying."
bullying  classideas  advertising  burgerking  2017  violence  society  capitalism 
yesterday by robertogreco
How online citizenship is unsettling rights and identities | openDemocracy
"Citizenship law and how it is applied are worth watching, as litmus tests for wider democratic freedoms."

"Jus algoritmi is a term coined by John Cheney-Lippold to describe a new form of citizenship which is produced by the surveillance state, whose primary mode of operation, like other state forms before it, is control through identification and categorisation. Jus algoritmi – the right of the algorithm – refers to the increasing use of software to make judgements about an individual’s citizenship status, and thus to decide what rights they have, and what operations upon their person are permitted."

"Moment by moment, the citizenship assigned to us, and thus the rights we may claim and the laws we are subject to, are changing, subject to interrogation and processing. We have become effectively stateless, as the concrete rights we have been accustomed to flicker and shift with a moment’s (in)attention.

But in addition to showing us a new potential vector of oppression, Citizen Ex illustrates, in the same way that the internet itself illustrates political and social relationships, the distribution of identity and culture in our everyday online behaviour. The nation state has never been a sufficient container for identity, but our technology has caught up with our situation, illuminating the many and varied failures of historical models of citizenship to account for the myriad of ways in which people live, behave, and travel over the surface of the planet. This realisation and its representation are both important and potentially emancipatory, if we choose to follow its implications.

We live in a time of both mass migrations, caused by war, climate change, economic need and demographic shift, and of a shift in mass identification, as ever greater numbers of us form social bonds with other individuals and groups outside our physical locations and historical cultures. If we accept that both of these kinds of change are, if not caused by, at least widely facilitated by modern communication technologies – from social media to banking networks and military automation – then it follows that these technologies may also be deployed to produce new forms of interaction and subjectivity which better model the actual state of the world – and one which is more desirable to inhabit."

"It remains to be seen whether e-residency will benefit those with most to gain from reengineered citizenship, or, like so many other digital products, merely augment the agency of those who already have first-class rights.

As the example of NSA’s procedures for determining citizenship illustrate, contemporary networked interventions in the sphere of identity are typically top-down, state-led, authoritarian moves to control and discipline individual subjects. Their operational processes are opaque, and they are used against their subjects, reducing their agency. The same is true for most corporate systems, from Facebook to Google to smart gas and water meters and vehicle trackers, which abstract data from the subject for financial gain. The Estonian example shows that digital citizenship regimes can point towards post-national, post-geographic territories, while continuing to reproduce the forms of identity most conducive to contemporary capitalism and nationhood. The challenge is to transform the internet, and thus the world, from a place where identity is constantly surveilled, judged, and operationalised, to a place where we can act freely as citizens of a greater sphere of social relationships: from a space which is entirely a border zone to one which is truly borderless."
jamesbridle  2017  nationalism  politics  citizenship  estonia  digital  physical  demoracy  rights  jusalgoritmi  algorithms  nsa  migration  refugees  identity  borders  borderlessness  society  mobility  travel  digitalcitizenship 
yesterday by robertogreco
Einsame Menschen sterben früher - SPIEGEL ONLINE
without a friend (partner does not count), 4x likelihood to relapse and die - increase mortality - breast cancer patients.
public  health  crisis  mental  premature  ageing  death  inflammation  Depression  prevention  chronic  sick  population  disease  autoimmune  complex  loneliness  Einsamkeit  Gesellschaft  Society  Psychology  Sociology  Wertegesellschaft 
yesterday by asterisk2a
How Amazon Took Seattle’s Soul - The New York Times
The prosperity bomb, as it’s called around here, came when Amazon took over what had been a clutter of parking lots and car dealers near downtown, and decided to build a very urban campus. This neighborhood had been proposed as a grand central city park, our own Champs-Élysées, with land gifted by Paul Allen, a Microsoft co-founder. But voters rejected it. I still remember an architect friend telling me that cities should grow “organically,” not by design.
yesterday by corrales
Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom? -
Researchers have linked helicopter parenting to college students’ having a lower degree of self-confidence. Relatedly, a study released last month found that today’s teenagers and young adults are less likely than those of past generations to engage in a range of activities that involve personal independence, such as working for pay, driving, dating and spending time with friends without adult supervision.

Colleges and universities have exacerbated the problem of dependence by promoting what is sometimes called a culture of victimhood. American college students (who are some of the safest and most privileged people on the planet) are to be protected from, and encouraged to be ever-vigilant about and even report, any behavior that could cause emotional distress. Feelings and experiences that were once considered part of everyday life, such as being offended by someone’s political views, are now more likely to be treated as detrimental to mental health.

Making the problem worse, victimhood culture is “contagious.” Studies have shown that when one group is accused of causing harm to others, members of the accused group become more inclined to feel that their group is being discriminated against.
society  parenting 
yesterday by corrales
How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone - LOW-TECH MAGAZINE
"While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a renewable power grid needs an oversized power generation and transmission capacity of up to ten times the peak demand. It also requires a balancing capacity of fossil fuel power plants, or its equivalent in energy storage. Consequently, matching supply to demand at all times makes renewable power production a complex, slow, expensive and unsustainable undertaking. Yet, if we would adjust energy demand to the variable supply of solar and wind energy, a renewable power grid could be much more advantageous."
science  society  energy 
2 days ago by gavin
Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend - The New York Times
We are beginning to understand that tech companies don’t have our best interests at heart. Did they ever?
Amazon  Google  Facebook  SiliconValley  monopoly  society  ethics  review  critique  NYTimes  2017 
3 days ago by inspiral
In Fermat’s Library, No Margin Is Too Narrow
academic shared peered review and global margin notes for a library.
peer  review  science  society  sociology  community  sharing 
3 days ago by tswaterman
чувство собственного достоинства: mi3ch
В России большинство приговоров оканчиваются лишением свободы, в Европе — только 9%. Средний срок заключения в Европе — 1 год 8 месяцев, в России — в разы больше. Неудивительно, что в России тюрьма не несёт исправления: рецидив в нашей стране 47%, тогда как в Европе 20-25%. Причем в России уровень рецидива за последнее время растёт, подтверждая бессмысленность усиления репрессий в целях «предупреждения» преступлений. Так, доля рецидивной преступности составляла в России в 1988 – 25,9% (вполне европейская норма); в 1997 – 33,7%; в 2013 – уже 47,7%.

Для сравнения:
Начальник тюрьмы в Турку (Финляндия) рассказывал, что с недавних пор в целях сохранения чувства собственного достоинства заключённых, каждому из них даётся ключ от камеры. Чтобы, уходя из «своей комнаты», осужденный закрывал бы ее на ключ, а возвращаясь, открывал дверь ключом. Разумеется, это не исключает контроля за содержимым камеры.

Начальник тюрьмы под Дублином (Ирландия) удивился вопросу о количестве заключённых в одной камере. «Конечно, по одному. Не могут же двое незнакомых мужчин проживать в одном помещении».

В тюрьме Фрайбурга (Германия) заключённые и тюремный персонал питаются из одного котла
russian  society  crime  fail 
3 days ago by some_hren
English Janglish | ガメ・オベールの日本語練習帳_大庭亀夫の休日ver.5
「English Vinglish」の主題のひとつは「respect」で、日本語に訳すと「敬意」になってしまうが、要するに相手のありようをそのまま認めて同じ人間同士としての尊敬をこめた情緒的距離で誰かと接することです。
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