Tag Archives: digital technology

Creating a Future Where Technology Serves Neither Kings Nor Capital, But Humanity

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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Democracy & Digital Platforms: A Match Made in Heaven or in Hell?

In the wake of revelations about Facebook’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and use of the platform to inflame social unrest in other countries, there seems to be a growing consensus that the evolution of digital platforms has reached a … 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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