TwitterNet Neutrality

D ecentralization, Preservation and Reconsideration

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Nick Cotton Dec 20, 2019
A decentralized Twitter would bring the company back to its past
By Casey Newton From The Verge
  • “Dorsey seems to feel less comfortable with the idea of a single, centralized network with one global set of rules. He notes that it places terrible challenges on content moderators. He argues that Twitter’s value lies in directing your attention toward valuable tweets — not hosting all the content.”
  • “Decentralizing a network makes it harder to find people, and half the appeal of Twitter is the sense that everyone is there.”
Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web 
By Darrell Etherington from Tech Crunch
  • Twitter  is changing the way it processes uploaded images, and the new way of doing things will be much-appreciated by any photographers sharing their work on the platform.”
  • “Twitter will still be transcoding and compressing the thumbnails for the images, which is what you see in your Twitter feed. But once users click through, they will get the full, uncompressed (at least, not additionally compressed) image you originally uploaded, provided it’s a JPEG.”
  • “This is a small, but great feature tweak for the platform, and hopefully it continues to make Twitter more photo-friendly in the future.”
Net neutrality supporters ask court to reconsider ruling that upheld FCC repeal
By Tony Romm from The Washington Post
  • “The fight to reinstate net neutrality rules could return to federal court, if consumer groups and tech companies including Mozilla get their way.”
  • “Mozilla, public-interest groups and trade associations representing Facebook, Google and other tech giants argued in filings that the D.C. Circuit erred in its reasoning. Some said judges misinterpreted decades-old legal precedent, giving the FCC too much leeway without considering the facts, and they asked some or all of the panel to reconsider the decision to uphold the repeal.”
  • “In October, federal appellate judges sided with the FCC, but with key exceptions: They found that the agency erred in imposing a blanket ban on states enacting their own net neutrality safeguards. Longtime supporters of open-Internet protections saw this as a critical victory, potentially allowing states such as California to proceed with regulating broadband providers in the absence of federal action.”

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