WordPress Community Interview With Jose Castaneda

Jose Castaneda is a WordPress fanatic, theme reviewer, father, husband and life-lesson learner. He loves to learn new things and loves to share those lessons. He works on open-source projects when he can and try to give back when he is able to.

His interest include but are limited to type, music, fonts, art, design, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, learning, code, hiking, photography, culinary arts, food, Flamenco guitar, music, video editing, HTML

Jose is a member of the Theme Review Team but also spends a lot of time on the support forums helping people with their WordPress issues.

Dennis Hong : The Dark Side of Democratization

No one can dispute the power that democratized publishing affords us. After all, anyone today can start a website and be heard by the world. And of course, WordPress has played a central role in all this. But let’s face it, we have a problem on our hands. Over the past year now, misinformation on the internet seems to have reached a tipping point, not just in the United States, but all over the world. From the persistence of content designed to manipulate our emotions to the polarization of politics and the spread of radicalism, all of these issues can be attributed in some way to the ease with which anyone can find a voice on the internet today. My talk will therefore 1) describe the problems democratization can create, and 2) discuss potential solutions. To paraphrase a well-known saying, “The price of democratization is eternal vigilance.”