In the past 24 hours, the New York Times reported on a new layer of Facebook’s role in our current climate of toxicity. It’s a layer that’s shocking even to those of us who are long time Facebook watchers and occasional fans. There’s something different about these latest revelations, writes Gina Bianchini, CEO at Mighty Networks.
Take a listen to Silicon Valley guru Jaron Lanier’s talk with Channel 4 on how social media and the massive control that you are not aware of, is ruining your life.
“While the chattering class of Silicon Valley will brush this story aside as another PR snafu and talk about Facebook’s powerful and monopolistic network effects–where the value of the network grows with each new user who joins–that analysis alone misses the fundamental shifts happening under our feet.
The same viral loop that catapulted Facebook into every corner of Earth is now slowly turning the other way towards its unwinding. The days of Facebook’s growth and inevitability are behind it.”
And just to add to the tendency, this article was censored as “against community standards” and could not be viewed on Facebook when it was posted.
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