Don’t forget to contact me

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I’m an engineering student. I interest business, entrepreneurship and technology. I research about these topics. Sometimes I shoot videos, sometimes I write texts. I want to both protect them and publish them. That’s why I created a WordPress account.

Does Tiffany Ferguson have a WordPress Account?

Let’s see if Tiffany Ferguson knows something about Open Source technology (and / or Open Space community norms), shall we?

I recently discovered this youtuber (tiffanyferg) because she created some interesting youtube videos (actually the videos I discovered were several years old already, talking about stuff she was learning about at the time, but which in some circles might be considered to be common knowledge for nearly a century — that said, I will admit that I myself, too, did not learn about these phenomena until quite an advanced age).

I tried to find out more about this young woman, but unfortunately she does not seem to have an online identity of her own. Now I’m wondering whether she has enough media literacy skills to be able to find out whether I mention her @

You may recall that last year I wrote a rather vehement criticism of “The Social Dilemma“. Well, I just now discovered that Ms. Ferguson has in the meantime asked the question which I vehemently and decisively answered with “Hell, no!”

Could it be that Ms. Ferguson read my article before asking her question? I actually doubt it, because she seems to be a person who would be inclined to correctly attribute her sources. Yet again, should I trust (or distrust?) a person who tries to pay the rent via the duplicitous practice of online marketing? If you read the criticism of The Social Dilemma which I posted last year, you might note that I do indeed give people involved in online marketing a lot of credit and recognition… if they are at least a little bit authentic.

Authenticity means you have to be responsible — you have to respond to questions. The question I have here is rather simple: Does Tiffany Ferguson have a WordPress Account? Even if the answer is “no”, it might be interesting to consider whether she is even aware of anything said on WordPress (or not).

If she had an online identity of her own, I could contact her directly and ask her myself — but she doesn’t (apparently). Maybe if one of my readers is familiar with her and / or her work, they might be able to ask her instead?

Let me note that there is a great deal of irony to this — insofar as she has been heralded by some as a “change agent” with respect to “media literacy” (a term which she herself says she only first heard of a few years ago).

I am fascinated and interested — but i am not going to hold my breath. 😉

PS: Her answer (to sort of “cut to the chase”) was “IDK — just asking”.

Trackbacks + Pingbacks + Link Rot

Hello peeps! 😀

First a couple quotes:

Trackback helps you to notify another author that you wrote something related to what he had written on his blog, even if you don’t have an explicit link to his article. This improves the chances of the other author sitting up and noticing that you gave him credit for something, or that you improved upon something he wrote, or something similar. With pingback and trackback, blogs are interconnected. Think of them as the equivalents of acknowledgements and references at the end of an academic paper, or a chapter in a textbook.

Within the WordPress interface, “ping” is sometimes used to refer to Pingbacks and Trackbacks.

In general computer terms, “ping” is a common utility used in a TCP/IP environment to determine if a given IP Address exists or is reachable. Typically, Ping is used to diagnose a network connection problem. Many times you will be asked, “Can you ping that address?”. That means, does the Ping utility return a success message trying to reach the “problem” IP Address?

Note that @ those quotes contain links (link text is within the quoted text above, but is not included here) linking to pages that do not exist (but which probably did exist when those texts were written). It is not very difficult to find the intended “linked to” texts, though (hint: they use HTML # / @ “anchor” links and are listed in the right-hand column of the updated / new page linked to via an error message). If that sounds weird, then maybe just “nevermind”. 😉

This post here is an invitation to link here (i.e. to this blog) if you feel like it. You can simply use the reblog button and let WP take care of all the technical nitty-gritty all by itself (“automagically”). I plan to do this maybe tomorrow — I don’t live today (lulz, if that sounds weird, then you don’t know Jimi Hendrix, do you? B-) )