60-70% of world’s attention focused on just 10 online domains, according to latest research

03-05-21 03:32:00,

Alarming new research into the online economy has found that just 10 domains command the majority of the world’s attention and are on course to grab even more in the coming years.

The multi-year research project was conducted by Paul X. McCarthy, adjunct professor at UNSW, and Marian-Andrei Rizoiu, lecturer in computer science at the University of Technology Sydney.

The researchers examined global trends in online diversity and dominance, focusing on linkage patterns from several of the world’s most popular social networks such as Reddit and Twitter. In total, they investigated 5.6TB of data spanning a decade of global online activity.

When looking at long-term trends in how businesses compete online, they discovered a “dramatic consolidation” in the digital world: a shrinking number of companies that wield a disproportionate amount of influence on the world’s attention.

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In 2020, the “.com” domain surpassed 150 million sites, and even as the offerings from online businesses expand, to include ever more features, functions and applications, the number of companies ultimately responsible for these offerings is shrinking. 

The researchers examined six billion user comments from Reddit dating back to 2006, and the over one billion links to websites and online services contained therein. 

They parsed the data set and gave each link a uniqueness score, where ‘1’ leads to its own domain, while ‘0’ links to a common and recurring domain such as YouTube. 

Ten years ago, at the beginning of the study’s timeframe, there were some 20 different domains for every 100 randomized links examined. That number has since shrunk to just five domains per 100 links shared.

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The researchers concluded that between 60% and 70% of all attention on major social media platforms focuses on just 10 domains. 

They also studied the connection between 20 billion links shared over the course of three years and found that the top 1,000 global websites continually grow in authority, visibility and influence while all others dwindle in these same regards. 

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World’s Most Tyrannical Regime Can’t Stop Babbling About “Human Rights”

02-05-21 01:53:00,

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“America won’t back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms,” reads a Wednesday tweet from the presidential Twitter account. “No responsible American president can remain silent when basic human rights are violated.”

The tweet, an excerpt from the US president’s prepared congressional address, was retweeted on Saturday by Secretary of State Tony Blinken with the caption, “We will always defend human rights at home and abroad.”

Like all US secretaries of state, Blinken’s public statements overwhelmingly focus on the claim that other nations abuse human rights, and that it is America’s duty to defend those rights. Which is very silly, considering the fact that the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth.

And it’s not even close.

We will always defend human rights at home and abroad. https://t.co/wmPTO7Aa0k

— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 1, 2021

There is no other government that is circling the planet with hundreds of military bases and working to destroy any nation which disobeys it via invasion, proxy wars, blockades, economic warfare, staged coups, and covert operations. There is no other government on earth whose violence has killed millions of people and displaced tens of millions just since the turn of this century. There is no other government waging nonstop wars around the world and dropping scores of bombs per day on human beings in foreign nations in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.

And it just says so much about who is controlling the dominant narratives in our society that these actions are not considered human rights violations. Clearly we should all have a human right to not be murdered by explosives dropped from the sky, and we in nations where this does not commonly occur would be very upset if it suddenly began happening to us. Clearly it is an abuse of human rights to deliberately starve children to death because you don’t approve of the people who run things in their part of the world. Clearly it is an abuse of human rights to turn a nation to rubble and chaos for profit and geostrategic control.

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Video: “The Way You Design the World in Your Mind is the Way you Relate to It in the Real World”: Dr. Vandana Shiva – Global Research

23-04-21 04:41:00, Video: “The Way You Design the World in Your Mind is the Way you Relate to It in the Real World”: Dr. Vandana Shiva

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Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy (RFSTN), an organization devoted to developing sustainable methods of agriculture, in 1982.

She has traveled the world spreading a powerful message of oneness and interconnectedness.

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‘World Economic Forum oefent op komende cyberaanval om Westen genadeklap te geven’ – Xandernieuws

10-04-21 02:32:00,

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In 2021-2022 wordt op de puinhopen van het huidige systeem het lange geplande nieuwe volledig digitale systeem, een communistische-fascistische technocratie, opgericht

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Zoals in oktober 2019 een ‘live’ oefening werd gehouden met een corona pandemie (Event 201), waarna deze drie maanden later daadwerkelijk werd uitgevoerd, zo gaat het World Economic Forum van Klaus Schwab in de zomer een massale cyberaanval ‘simuleren’. Cyber Polygon 2021 vindt op 9 juli 2021 plaats, en is bedoeld om – net als met corona en Event 201 – een gedetailleerd script op te stellen voor wat enige tijd later (mogelijk al in het najaar) daadwerkelijk zal worden uitgevoerd: een massale ‘aanval’ op de digitale- en energie infrastructuur, die met name het Westen definitief op de knieën moet krijgen voor de Great Reset.

De digitale globalisering heeft de wereld zo nauw met elkaar verknoopt, dat kwaadwillenden met cyber- en hackaanvallen grote schade aan het financiële systeem, de energie voorziening, bedrijven en de infrastructuur kunnen aanrichten, zo waarschuwt het WEF. De complete moderne samenleving is hier zo afhankelijk van geworden, dat een paar dagen zonder toegang tot de banken en het betalingsverkeer, of erger nog: zonder elektriciteit en water, voldoende zal zijn om totale paniek te laten uitbreken.

Waarom doen de Russen mee?

Wie de schuld zal krijgen van deze monsterlijke false flag operatie, is onduidelijk. Voor de hand ligt de aloude, afgezaagde smoes ‘de Russen hebben het gedaan!’ Maar de grootste Russische staatsbank, de Sberbank, neemt samen met zijn cyberdivisie BIZONE juist deel aan Cyber Polygon 2021. (1)(2)

Wat is hier aan de hand? Zit Rusland wellicht in hetzelfde complot van het WEF om het Westen definitief op de knieën te krijgen? Of nemen de Russen deel aan Cyber Polygon 2021 omdat de hoogste Amerikaanse politici en militairen al jaren openlijk dreigen met een cyberaanval op Rusland. Is dat de werkelijke reden, dan is het wel zo slim om jezelf zo goed mogelijk van de methodes van de vijand op de hoogte te stellen, zodat je je ertegen kunt wapenen.

Financiële megacrisis in 2021-2022

We waarschuwen op deze site al jaren voor een onvermijdelijke financiële megacrisis, omdat het Westerse – en vooral Europese – bankensysteem technisch failliet is,

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Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates

05-04-21 09:38:00,

Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva.

Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom. This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda, one that could grow as the U.S. and the U.K. threaten to cut funding if the agency doesn’t make a better investment case.

The result, say his critics, is that Gates’ priorities have become the WHO’s. Rather than focusing on strengthening health care in poor countries — that would help, in their view, to contain future outbreaks like the Ebola epidemic — the agency spends a disproportionate amount of its resources on projects with the measurable outcomes Gates prefers, such as the effort to eradicate polio.

Concerns about the software billionaire’s sway — roughly a quarter of WHO’s budget goes toward polio eradication — has led to an effort to rein him in. But he remains a force to be reckoned with, as WHO prepares to elect one of three finalists to lead the organization.

“All of the candidates are going to have to ally with him in some way,” said Sophie Harman, associate professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London. “You can’t ignore him.”

Evidence of Gates’ unprecedented influence abounds in ways subtle and showy.

“He is treated liked a head of state, not only at the WHO, but also at the G20” — Geneva-based NGO representative

Already a decade ago, when Gates started throwing money into malaria eradication, top officials — including the chief of the WHO’s malaria program — raised concerns that the foundation was distorting research priorities. “The term often used was ‘monopolistic philanthropy’, the idea that Gates was taking his approach to computers and applying it to the Gates Foundation,” said a source close to the WHO board.

The billionaire was the first private individual to keynote WHO’s general assembly of member countries, and academics have coined a term for his sway in global health: the Bill Chill. Few people dare to openly criticize what he does. Most of 16 people interviewed on the topic would only do so on the condition of anonymity.

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