Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Imgur has a clever parody running today; I saw it here but it's probably gone now; view my capture here. It replaces the traditional 'up' and'down' voting arrows with cryptocurrency icons, the result being a 'value' created for each contribution. In a sense this parody represents the 'new economic system' contemplated here by Irving Wladawsky-Berger. The parody is funny because Imgur's rankings are really arbitrary and capricious, and converting them to currency would distort them beyond recognition (and take all the fun out of them). And that's the fear about web3 (and ed3, the online learning analogue). See also: Dion Hinchcliffe.

Today: 0 Total: 104 [Direct link]


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

Copyright 2023
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2023 01:55 a.m.

Canadian Flag Creative Commons License.