Douglas Rushkoff gives MeFi mods a shoutout October 25, 2023 9:21 AM   Subscribe

In ep.267 (25/10/2023) of his podcast, Being Human, Rushkoff gives a particular mention of MetaFilter in a long talk about social media.

Starting from around 22:00 through he says: "Most newspapers shut down their comments sections because they're so crazy and unruly and misinformed and filled with bots and everything else.

Reddit and MetaFilter always did this soooo much better, you know why? I mean, we can get into that. Because they have human...human moderators! They have human moderators actually making decisions

It's a good fun talk all round, but the callout came a bit out of the blue, so to speak.
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

*pokes head in to see if human will chase me out*
posted by infini at 11:07 AM on October 25 [3 favorites]

(eeep, Team Human not "Being" Human. Where's my 24 hour edit window?)
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:16 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]

Yes, I'm a big fan of Rushkoff's Team Human ethos. Find the others :)
posted by rebent at 10:02 PM on October 25

This place is just teeming with humans!
posted by aubilenon at 7:28 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]

I, most certainly, am a human. Ask anyone, I'm the most human person around. I'm so human that Rob Zombie wrote a song about me. Yes, human. *licks lips with lizard tongue* What?
posted by Literaryhero at 5:34 AM on October 27 [4 favorites]

*pops head back on*
*looks down, pops head off, turns it around, pops head back the right way round*
*whistles in infrasound*
posted by Kattullus at 9:50 AM on October 27 [3 favorites]

All too in my case.
posted by y2karl at 10:18 AM on October 29

There is no cabal. Just us humans here.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:30 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]

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