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What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser

I was talking to a guy at a party in California about tech platforms and the problems they’re creating in society. And he said, “Man, if the CEOs just did more drugs and went to Burning Man, we wouldn’t be in this mess.” (Laughter) I said, “I’m not sure I agree with you.” For one […]

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Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you | Marc Kushner

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Today I’m going to speak to you about the last 30 years of architectural history. That’s a lot to pack into 18 minutes. It’s a complex topic, so we’re just going to dive right in at a complex place: New Jersey. Because 30 years ago, I’m from Jersey, and […]

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How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway

[This talk contains graphic language Viewer discretion is advised] So, this is the first and the last slide each of my 6,400 students over the last 15 years has seen. I do not believe you can build a multibillion-dollar organization unless you are clear on which instinct or organ you are targeting. Our species has […]

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Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think

If you remember that first decade of the web, it was really a static place. You could go online, you could look at pages, and they were put up either by organizations who had teams to do it or by individuals who were really tech-savvy for the time. And with the rise of social media […]

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Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’ve always written primarily about architecture, about buildings, and writing about architecture is based on certain assumptions. An architect designs a building, and it becomes a place, or many architects design many buildings, and it becomes a city, and regardless of this complicated mix of forces of politics and […]

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What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media | Mikhail Zygar

What is history? It is something written by the winners. There is a stereotype that history should be focused on the rulers, like Lenin or Trotsky. As a result, people in many countries, like mine, Russia, look at history as something that was predetermined or determined by the leaders, and common people could not influence […]

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