So I took the plunge, or whatever is the opposite of that, and deactivated both my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I have written a lot about the problems with Facebook and even its evil tendencies as recounted in a recent post: Let’s Kill Off Facebook: The Resurgence of the Web and
As you might surmise from the books listed above this is not going to be a light blog post. Zuboff’s book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism really describes the zeitgeist and era that we are in, where mega corporations collect, tabulate, and monetize the information we provide
I have never been a huge Facebook fan as evidenced by my varied pieces on the topic: The Feed It’s Just a Webpage Planet of the Software Intellectual The End of the Internet II edX and the Future of the Web Now that the proverbial sh-t has hit the fan, with Facebook loosi
The fundamental question of the web is—what is its purpose? To be an almost totally commercial surveillance apparatus—or to follow what Tim Berners-Lee and many academics thought that it is to be, a decidedly un-Facebook-like tool used primarily for education. In that vein, if you eve
Besides security issues discussed in a previous post, other factors are conspiring to stifle and ultimately threaten the viability of the web. These include the much ballyhooed concept of content shock, as well as the notion that somehow, and just possibly, that > . Content shock as a
Sometime after finishing Katherine Losse’s The Boy Kings about the rise of Facebook from her perspective as Mark Zuckerberg’s eventual in-house ghost writer I am still not quite certain of whether she was critical enough of what she witnessed — even according to her
With the Twitter IPO it is worth remembering that even Twitter is just a web page, but I think this notion applies even more to Facebook, as Twitter has pretty much morphed into a utility. I remember working on the redesign of a law firm’s social media strategy, and particularly
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