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I am a researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

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Jonne Arjoranta

Zeynep Tufekci writes about how the last season of GoT shifts from sociological storytelling to psychological storytelling.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-...

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Philosophy swat team, open up!

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/289

Jonne Arjoranta

The message I sent before quitting Facebook

2 min read

In English / Suomeksi

I think Facebook is doing more harm than good. It tracks people, both openly and in secret. It shares your information in ways you didn't consent to. It allows people to be manipulated, affecting things like elections. The idea that we should all have just one identity online, controlled by a huge corporation, is only useful to those seeking to benefit from our personal data.

Almost all of Facebook's value comes from the fact that a lot of people use it, which is why I have decided to stop providing that value. This is my last post. I will delete my account after people have had the chance to see this.

If you want to stay in touch, I am very easy to reach. My contact information, including different accounts you can follow, can always be found from

https://jonne.arjoranta.fi/

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Facebook aiheuttaa mielestäni enemmän harmia kuin tekee hyvää. Se jäljittää ihmisiä sekä avoimesti että salaa. Se jakaa tietoja ilman käyttäjien hyväksyntää. Se sallii ihmisten manipuloinnin, esimerkiksi vaalien yhteydessä. Ajatus siitä, että ihmisillä pitäisi olla verkossa vain yksi identiteetti hyödyttää vain jättimäisiä yrityksiä, jotka haluavat hyötyä henkilökohtaisista tiedoistamme.

Lähes kaikki Facebookin arvo syntyy siitä, että monet ihmiset käyttävät sitä. Siksi olen päättänyt, että lakkaan tuottamasta heille tuota arvoa. Tämä on viimeinen päivitykseni. Poistan tilini, kun ihmisillä on ollut tilaisuus nähdä tämä päivitys.

Minut on helppo tavoittaa, jos haluat olla yhteydessä. Yhteystietoni, mukaan lukien useita tilejä, joita voit seurata, voi aina löytää osoitteesta

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Jonne Arjoranta

Violating your privacy is Facebook's business model, so whenever they use the word "privacy" they are bullshitting you.

https://theoutline.com/post/7377/facebook-is-trying-to-make-the-word-private-meaningless

Jonne Arjoranta

"Why did we make technology that will live for 18 months, die, and never rot?"

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neaz3d/airpods-are-a-tragedy

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NYT has a really good article on how what you eat affects the climate.

tl;dr: Eat less meat for the biggest impact.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html

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Being "neutral" in the face of power differences means supporting the status quo. Facebook is suspending black activists for speaking about racism.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/04/24/facebook-while-black-zucked-users-say-they-get-blocked...

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I finally read Eco's “Ur-Fascism” and was surprised that he defined Fascism in Wittgensteinian terms.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/

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How to be good and live a good life, according to Aristotle.

https://aeon.co/essays/what-can-aristotle-teach-us-about-the-routes-to-happiness

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There is an Oulipo-inspired Mastodon-instance at https://oulipo.social, where you can't use the letter 'e'. It is probably the biggest corpus of Oulipoan writing in existence. My favourite new word: "autoportrait."