This is part one of a two-part interview with @Rabble — activist, technologist, co-founder of Indymedia, and one of the originators of Twitter.
We discuss the origins of Twitter in the protest organisation tool TxtMob; Evan’s work developing Indymedia and the early days of tech’s interaction with activism; how social media is continuing to mutate politics, for better and worse; how the sorting algorithms developed by Big Social are becoming indelibly embedded in our world — and finally Evan introduces the subject of part two: Silicon Valley’s hidden mission to restructure the world’s institutions via software.
Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing crypto, privacy, copyright and file-sharing developments. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary, and analysis.
Host: Jamie King
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Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Lucas Marston
Original Music by David Triana
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