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I think we’re mostly talking along similar lines. Totally agree about ways algorithms filter what we see. I do think a heightened awareness of this can help us overcome some of this influence, but not all (I turned off all of Twitter’s influence on what I see but it still somehow hides some notifications from my notification timeline). I also use Facebook less and differently..but i don’t know if it helps in any way.
What you mention about online spaces and attention is well taken. I am not even sure if facilitators themselves can keep track enough (in an open online space) to bring less connected voices in.

The point about being a minority in one space but not another…is what I once told u privately. In rhizo14 I was one of v few ppl of color* from global South. In that space i was well connected but my identity as Egyptian Muslim female doesn’t go away. So my “loudness” as an academic stuck with me because i am used to ppl from my part of the world needing to shout to be heard. As my online presence became more…established(?) I modified my loudness, or at least my own self-amplification.

*In my country I am not really a minority (well, female, but not religious minority – and not considered a person of color in any way) but in my context at the American university in Cairo I am constantly in the face of American and Western culture and am somewhat part of the neocolonialism that is my institution and at the same time part of the Westernized elite fighting against it…and trying to raise consciousness of students who are Westernized elites. It’s a really complicated situation and really complex in terms of the power dynamics of every interaction and overall. Like a hybrid identity crisis every minute