An Apology for the Internet — From the People Who Built It


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Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress , the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his…
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18 hours ago by matttrent
Interesting reas. It’s good to know there are people in tech who understand now what’s going on
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19 hours ago by trvrplk
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Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress , the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his…
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Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.
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2 days ago by ilya
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.

Oral history style breakdown of the problems of the current internet. I find this interesting in the wake of Andre Staltz' article last year.
Everyone in the tech industry is in denial. We think we’re making the world more open and connected, when in fact the game is just: How do I drive lots of engagement?

Could this be an example of Conway's Law?
"organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations."

Another good way to say it:
Lanier: What started out as advertising morphed into continuous behavior modification on a mass basis, with everyone under surveillance by their devices and receiving calculated stimulus to modify them. It’s a horrible thing that was foreseen by science-fiction writers.
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3 days ago by mozzarella
A good read. How far the internet has fallen...
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3 days ago by scottboms
"Ellen Pao: I think two things are at the root of the present crisis. One was the idealistic view of the internet — the idea that this is the great place to share information and connect with like-minded people. The second part was the people who started these companies were very homogeneous. You had one set of experiences, one set of views, that drove all of the platforms on the internet. So the combination of this belief that the internet was a bright, positive place and the very similar people who all shared that view ended up creating platforms that were designed and oriented around free speech."
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4 days ago by poploser
Interview mit fünf Internet-Pionieren über die Vorgeschichte der Fehlentwicklungen
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4 days ago by clabeck
Transcript of an encounter group of prominent dissidents. Nice to know there are thoughtful people nearby, if not at the controls. Is there hope? Time will tell.
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4 days ago by JJLDickinson
Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling in the 2016 election to hate speech and data privacy.
4 days ago by laiuydfoiu1
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it. [ED NOTE: Wonderful, but long read from those in the know]
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5 days ago by webgeek
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.

-- Noah Kulwin
NYMag | nymag.com | 13 apr 2018
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5 days ago by tometaxu
To understand what went wrong with the internet, we spoke to more than a dozen architects of our digital present
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5 days ago by misc
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.
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5 days ago by mikael
There have always been outsiders who criticized the tech industry — even if their concerns have been drowned out by the oohs and aahs of consumers, investors, and journalists. But today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being “weaponized.” Even Sean Parker, Facebook’s first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he lamented recently.
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5 days ago by corrales
Employees of SiliconValley platforms air regrets & give insights into how toxic #socialmedia & #internet #advertising happened + links to in-depth posts
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5 days ago by csrollyson
- this just scratches the surface, but is an interesting read
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5 days ago by renaissancechambara
Why, over the past year, has Silicon Valley begun to regret the foundational elements of its own success?
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Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.
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6 days ago by mirthe
Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling in the 2016 election to hate speech and data privacy.
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An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress , the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his…
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Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling in the 2016 election to hate speech and data privacy.
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Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling in the 2016 election to hate speech and data privacy. via Pocket
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