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FREE PDF ☆ BOOK Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe é HANNAHREDHEAD æ The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop itIf you hadRude awakenings First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors Then there is the even unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns polite as they may be to his faceAnd then comes the election of Donald Trump and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put To McNamee's shock even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble viewing the matter as a public relations problem Now thoroughly alienated McNamee digs into the issue and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern and help him sharpen its focus Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook and the pers Average people going down The Waterslide to Hell because of SM algorithmsA writer for Time explains the scary part that she heard from seemingly average people in Wisconsin It comes early in the podcast so you don't need to listen to the whole thing I didn't  The first part is about the Town Hall but the shocking part is the beginning of the interview right after with Charlotte Alter at Time  new film drama about social media and AI on Netflixhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vuaaC5Facebook platform for violencehttpsthebafflercomthe future sucThis astounding two parter by Frontline is a must watch for those interested in the FB debaclehttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vT48KFhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vEuA4Its first iteration Facemash invited Harvard students to compare photos of female classmates — photos Zuckerberg stole from online student housing directories — for the high cause of determining who was hotter Yes the world’s fourth most valuable company can trace its origins to the frustrated misogyny of an ur incel The moral vacuousness Zuckerberg displayed as a young adult should have told us something about how he and many other young “disrupters” intended to operate Hostile foreign intelligence services also love this platform if only because its users have proved shockingly vulnerable to social manipulation — a dark art the company itself has admitted to dabbling in In 2014 the company set out to learn whether it could make its users sad and angry on purpose It learned it could When this astonishing breach of user trust became public the company claimed it wasn’t a big deal that many companies did similar things It was and they don’t of an ad run on FB during the election yearhttpswwwmediapostcompublicationSidenote a book or magazine article I'd like to write would be Silicon Valley It's Better to be Lucky than GoodThere's a ludicrous degree of egotism here in SV that presumes the illusion of control Timing and luck are everything This has been true for a long time The crummy IBM PC benefited from timing There were many desktops that were much better but ended up in the dustbin because they were too early to market The cream does not necessarily rise to the topLet me add a recent example Google They deserve credit for launching a search engine at the right time that was better than what came before But for the average user that search engine is basically worthless now because of search optimization SEO It's just one big ad instead of the valuable tool it once was The irony is that it's this tool that allowed Google to establish itself in the first place so it could pursue its grand plan of invading our privacy to sell us shit

Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook CatastropheRude awakenings First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors Then there is the even unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns polite as they may be to his faceAnd then comes the election of Donald Trump and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put To McNamee's shock even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble viewing the matter as a public relations problem Now thoroughly alienated McNamee digs into the issue and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern and help him sharpen its focus Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook and the pers Average people going down The Waterslide to Hell because of SM algorithmsA writer for Time explains the scary part that she heard from seemingly average people in Wisconsin It comes early in the podcast so you don't need to listen to the whole thing I didn't  The first part is about the Town Hall but the shocking part is the beginning of the interview right after with Charlotte Alter at Time  new film drama about social media and AI on Netflixhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vuaaC5Facebook platform for violencehttpsthebafflercomthe future sucThis astounding two parter by Frontline is a must watch for those interested in the FB debaclehttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vT48KFhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vEuA4Its first iteration Facemash invited Harvard students to compare photos of female classmates — photos Zuckerberg stole from online student housing directories — for the high cause of determining who was hotter Yes the world’s fourth most valuable company can trace its origins to the frustrated misogyny of an ur incel The moral vacuousness Zuckerberg displayed as a young adult should have told us something about how he and many other young “disrupters” intended to operate Hostile foreign intelligence services also love this platform if only because its users have proved shockingly vulnerable to social manipulation — a dark art the company itself has admitted to dabbling in In 2014 the company set out to learn whether it could make its users sad and angry on purpose It learned it could When this astonishing breach of user trust became public the company claimed it wasn’t a big deal that many companies did similar things It was and they don’t of an ad run on FB during the election yearhttpswwwmediapostcompublicationSidenote a book or magazine article I'd like to write would be Silicon Valley It's Better to be Lucky than GoodThere's a ludicrous degree of egotism here in SV that presumes the illusion of control Timing and luck are everything This has been true for a long time The crummy IBM PC benefited from timing There were many desktops that were much better but ended up in the dustbin because they were too early to market The cream does not necessarily rise to the topLet me add a recent example Google They deserve credit for launching a search engine at the right time that was better than what came before But for the average user that search engine is basically worthless now because of search optimization SEO It's just one big ad instead of the valuable tool it once was The irony is that it's this tool that allowed Google to establish itself in the first place so it could pursue its grand plan of invading our privacy to sell us shit

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Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe Í The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop itIf you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy he would have howled with laughter He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor but few things had made him prouder or been better for his fund's bottom line than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg Still a large shareholder in Facebook he had every good reason to stay on the bright side Until he simply couldn'tZUCKED is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing It's a story that begins with a series of Oh man I’m so cranky right nowI should not be writing while I’m in this mood But Zucked has me all worked upSo here goesI hate FacebookI super fucking hate it But I used to love it back when it first startedIt was so AWESOME to reconnect with the friends you lost touch with learn about their accomplishments and foibles share memories and see how old they got And then everyone’s mom was on it and you couldn’t talk about the time you took acid back in the day with you’re buddy because their nephew from Michigan could see the conversation and just like that the party was over Worse than that People started FBing you before job interviews and suddenly the whole deal was practically Orwellian uestion how fun is it to have a discoverable written correspondence with old stoner pals collage friends and exes that your elderly relatives your children your students your colleagues your clients your potential employers and like literally the police can read for like forever?Answer NOFUNATALLI think my last post was in 2009I deleted my account shortly there after when I started working as a therapistNot really all that into people including clients seeing all that Yeah noNever mind the fact that they can see all this AnywayAll of that seems so uaint compared to FB 2019FB has become the corporate death burger junk food of the mind industrial scale purveyor of the toxic pink slime that’s killing the global body politic and the forth estate for good measure YuckFacebook profits from the dissemination of disinformation engineered to elicit the toxic tribalistic polarizing red truth vs blue truth Tower of Babel we call contemporary political discourse Facebook profits from the socially reinforced virtue signaling self righteous indignation and faux outrage otherwise known as call out cultureFacebook’s algorithms are designed to promote all of the above and because it’s the down and dirtiest uick and easiest way to increase “engagement”Fuck themDJT would not have been the the 45th POS POTS WO FB That alone is a good enough reason to delete your account But worse than all of that combined is the way FB and Google are utilizing our data against us via filter bubbles preference bubbles digital behavior modification and targeted advertisingIt’s as if the worst of caffeine fueled consumer capitalism married in bread billionaire broham libertarianism with Alex Jones officiating the wedding and Donald Trump giving away the bride How did we get here and how the fuck do we get out of this sad messy state?Zucked offerers a fairly lucid account followed by a pretty dang reasonable plan I honestly couldn’t put this thing down At one point I even got so incensed that I actually switched from Google maps to Apple maps for like 3 whole daysAnyway That’s how compelling Roger McNamee’s argument is Did it get me flustered enough to flush my and Goodreads accountsNo fuckin’ wayOnly at gun point and even then I’d still have to think about it FB delivers everything I don’t want eg infinite exposure to perpetual clickbait advertising and unboundaried contact with friends and family so killing my FB account was an EPUB Ð Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe ï Roger McNamee

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Roger McNamee ï Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe DOC Uasion architecture of the attention economy broadly to our public health and to our political orderZucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma This is the story of a company and its leadership but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints just at a moment of political and cultural crisis the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window Roger McNamee happened to be in the right place to witness a crime and it took him some time to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it The result of that effort is a wise hard hitting and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of u When you hear of someone who reasserts how Russia colluded through a social media medium to help Trump win the presidency you uestion everything else that comes from their 'research' More baseless opinion that has already been debunked than anything nuancedon't waste your time with this book unless you're an extreme left winger who likes to be surrounded by alternate sensationalized news