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  1. Jan 2018
    1. "I feel tremendous guilt," said Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth at Facebook, in a public talk in November. "I think we all knew in the back of our minds… something bad could happen

      Woah, now this is scary....

    2. Last year, ex-employees of Google, Apple and Facebook, including former top executives, began raising the alarm about smartphones and social media apps, warning especially of their effects on children.

      Children shouldn't be introduced to technology so early in their life. I know its hard to not introduce it to them but there has to be a certain age and time involved.

    3. Today, thanks to him, we can sit in parks and not only receive amatory messages and racing results, but summon all the world's knowledge with a few taps of our thumbs, listen to virtually every song ever recorded and communicate instantaneously with everyone we know.

      I'm starting to think how my life use to be without being able to just tap a song and it will play. Who remembers LimeWire!?

    4. n the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and SOS became the international distress signal

      Well there goes something I never knew! Thanks! #sos

    5. A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter.

      I always felt that way, but at the same time, it has in so many ways! in which way should we go with this!! lol

    1. We will be watching and discussing episodes of Do Not Track and students are expected to have watched episode 1 before we talk to Brett.

      While watching episode 1 I was just in awe how it knew my location and how this documentary isn't just a video but he asks us to participate to have a better knowledge in what Brett is trying to teach the online community. Off to see episode 2 and 3!

    2. His 2008 feature documentary Rip! A Remix Manifesto is an official honoree of the Webby Awards, was the recipient of Audience Choice prizes at festivals from Amsterdam to South Africa, was broadcast in 20 countries, and seen by millions of people worldwide..

      Woah that's awesome, makes me want to see it too!

    3. a digital activist

      He is doing a great job in teaching people out in the world the dangers of internet with tracking especially by making those cool videos.

    1. t’s not all evil; the internet would be a much less convenient experience without some bits of shared data. But this convenience bears a cost.

      I agree, internet is not all that evil, but of course if you let it become something greater that you can not control, than it will be considered evil.