Who Will Take Responsibility for Facebook? | Wired

tl;dr → Mark Zuckerberg is a man-child, and cannot be trusted with adult things.
and → Facebook is bad.

Book

Siva Vaidhyanathan; Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Has Disconnected Citizens and Undermined Democracy, Oxford University Press; 2018-09-01 (one year hence); 272 pages; no pricing.

Mentions

  • A parable is told
    • discursive
    • Leslie E. Robertson
      attributed as <quote>the twin towers’ chief engineer</quote>.
    • The World Trade Center towers are destroyed; he is penitent.
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Something about the Magna Carta
    a metaphorical icon of high-minded, prudential adultness.
  • Something about MySpace, which is dark now.

Quote

<quote>Siva Vaidhyanathan, <snip/>, describes Zuckerberg as a bright man who would have done well to finish his education. “He lacks an appreciation for nuance, complexity, contingency, or even difficulty. He lacks a historical sense of the horrible things that humans are capable of doing to each other and the planet.”</quote>

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