The Internet Isn’t Optimized For Meritocracy | MediaPost

The Internet Isn’t Optimized For Meritocracy; ; In MediaPost; 2017-09-01.
Kaila Colbin is co-founder, Ministry of Awesome, an NGO, a community booster club for Christchurch, NZ
“Ministry of Awesome is the starting point for making things happen in Christchurch, NZ”

tl;dr → Kaila Colbin is unhappy, in some unspecified way.
and → Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, YouTube are bad.

Scope

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Netflix
  • YouTube

Mentions

  • Her point, and she does have one…
    The references are helpful.

Referenced

  • “On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog”, In The New Yorker, 1993-07; cartoon.
  • Network Effect; In Jimi Wales; Wiki.
  • Ben Thompson; Aggregation Theory; In His Blog; WHEN?
  • Benedict Evans (A16z); Winner Take All; In His Blog; 2017-08-20.
    tl;dr → there is a Network Effect (“winner take all” effect) in the industry supporting autonomous automobiles; e.g. LIDAR units are a commodity, anyone and everyone makes them could make them.
    Thusly, The Salubrious Effect accrues unto

    1. [businesses selling] software
    2. [businesses selling] city-wide optimization and routing [services]
    3. [businesses operating] on-demand fleets.

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