Commodifying attention platforms have warped our collective psyche…
The world has turned these issues on their heads many times since writing this essay for the forthcoming @OneProject book 'The New Possible' but the fundamentals remain the same. 1/5
As @rosenstein says in @SocialDilemma_ , as long as:
Trees are worth more dead than alive.
Whales are worth more dead than alive.
Now *we* are the tree/whale.
Our minds are worth as dead slabs of predictable human behavior, than as free thinking citizens. 3/5
My newest Bloomberg article is about a new tool the FTC should consider using much more widely:
"If authorities let it be known that they’ll be coming after the algorithms the next time they catch someone misusing data, tech companies will probably take privacy concerns a lot more seriously." - @mathbabedotorg
Thank you all for looking at your screens with us for tonight’s Doc Talk: The Social Dilemma! We hope you enjoyed some bts with the women who made The Social Dilemma possible.
Try not to get sucked into a social media hole after liking this post 😂
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LOVED this conversation among some other incredible women in media. :)
Have your political viewpoints been strengthened, or even CHANGED by your social media habits?
The @Netflix documentary #TheSocialDilemma cracks open the vaults that hold the algorithms controlling what you see, how you scroll and how that changes your perspectives.
"We can no longer ignore the results of algorithm-induced extremism and polarization." Read more from @SocialDilemma_ Director Jeff Orlowski about the connection between social platforms and the U.S. Capitol attacks here: . #TheSocialDilemma
Our latest podcast guest, @elipariser, co-director of @WeAreNew_Public and co-founder of @Avaaz, has been thinking for years about how to create more functional online spaces and is bringing people together to solve that problem (48 min. listen):
This week, the whole world witnessed the consequences of a broken, yet highly-profitable business model that rewards self-reinforcing cycles of outrage, rumors, and political and racial division.
The @SocialDilemma_ predicts a future that doesn't have to be true.
In order to avoid more events like January 6th’s attack on the Capitol, we must collectively wake up from the digital spell cast by 10+ years of social media’s warping of our minds. Full stmt from @HumaneTech_:
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization. #TheSocialDilemma Only on Netflix, starting September 9th.
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