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smokey
smokey

@kevinmarks Lots of great, quotable passages in that article. I also especially like

Facebook has created a centrally designed internet. It’s a lamer, shittier looking internet. It’s just not as cool as an internet that is a big, chaotic space filled with tons of independently operating websites who are able to make a living because they make something cool that people want to see.

and

It’s the Jurassic Park lesson: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. You need to think through what you’re doing. If someone at Facebook sees this, I want them to know, if they care at all about the idea that was the internet, they need to start thinking through what they are doing.

2018-02-07 9:37 am
kevinmarks
kevinmarks

“Recommending things for people is a personal act, & there are people who are good at it. There are critics. There are blogs. It’s not beneficial to us to turn content recommendations over to an algorithm, especially one that’s been optimized for garbage.” http://nzzl.us/6yxz666

2018-02-07 9:09 am