15 years of Facebook

It appears that Mr. Zuckerberg continues to be deluded. Strangely he continues to deny the unethical buisness model and mode of operation he has been part of creating and tries to rewrite his own companies history!? He explains 15 years of Facebook that seems to be at odds with the reality as we know it and then tries to place himself on the side of the open web… The Steve Jobs reality distortion field was good but this is on another level and perhaps only surrounds Mark himself!!

there is a tendency of some people to … overly emphasize the negative, and in some cases to go so far as saying the shift … is mostly harmful to society and democracy.

Yet…those “some people” seem to have a record of knowing what they are talking about through research and rigour

The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one for microblogging. We don’t have a technology problem, we have a social problem. (Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2016)

While Facebook may feel like a modern town square, the company determines, according to its own interests, what we see and learn. (Dr. Cathy O’Neil, 2016)

Surveillance capitalists have grown immensely wealthy from these trading operations, for many companies are willing to lay bets on our future behaviour. (Prof. Shoshana Zuboff, 2019)

15 years of Facebook (you can’t even copy the text from this page!)

So glad to be off to hear Professor Zuboff talk tomorrow (Tuesday) in London.

Nicely @adders lamblasts the Facebook post pretty much paragraph by paragraph, enjoy ! onemanandhisblog.com/2019/02/a…

Adam Procter @adamprocter