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Digital Platforms & Democratic Governance: Standing at an Historic Crossroads

As I explain on the bio page of this blog, I believe: [T]he human race is, in fact, in a race. Not a race against other humans (though it sometimes seems that way), but rather a race against time, and … Continue reading

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The Facebook F-Up as a Wake-Up Call

As I write this, Facebook is facing what is likely the most intense crisis of confidence in its roughly 14 years of existence.  While obviously important for the company, this development also raises broad and increasingly urgent questions about the … Continue reading

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Serving Users (to Advertisers to Benefit Shareholders)

In its early years, a key driver of Facebook’s approach to growth was to “move fast and break things” in pursuit of “domination.” This growth strategy has been reflected in Facebook’s approach to protecting users’ personal data–which may have violated a 2011 FTC consent decree. One … Continue reading

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Innovation and Inner Peace

Nick Carr has a thought-provoking post entitled The hierarchy of innovation on his Rough Type blog.  For those not familiar with him, Carr is the author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”  According to a New York … Continue reading

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