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  • Yes, It's Possible To Change Your Company Culture -- But Don't Expect It To Be Easy
    What does it take? An iron will, a total commitment, and a willingness to have courageous conversations, ...
  • From IQ Tests To Eugenics
    Did you know that, in the state of California, it's illegal to administer an IQ test to a Black child? Here's why. ...
  • Facebook's Libra, Calibra Are Terrible Ideas
    In practice, if the cryptocurrency called Libra belongs to anyone, it's to Facebook. It also owns Calibra, a wallet that allows you to access Libra. ...
  • Racism In Our Algorithms -- And In Ourselves
    Our algorithms should counter our biases, not amplify them. But that only happens if we're willing to acknowledge we have them. ...
  • The Difference Between Free Speech And Amplification
    People are entitled to freedom of expression. But surely private social media sites like Facebook don't have to amplify it? ...
  • Not Much Between Us And Dystopia
    Huh? Conference attendees applaud ideas meant as pranks -- like VoteAuction.com, where voters can sell their vote directly to the highest bidder. ...
  • Forget The Tech: It Comes Down To People
    If you want to understand the impact technology will have, you need to understand human behavior more than you need to understand technology. ...
  • Uber's IPO Has No Clothes
    There's no way I can cover all of Uber's misdeeds in this column -- but I'll try to provide some highlights. ...
  • Social Media Foments Extremism, Governments Want To Stop It
    We could embed ID info into every video that gets uploaded, so taking down one version takes down all versions. We could build delays into livestreams until the user's account ...
  • The Christchurch Call: Social Media's Role In Fomenting Extremism
    A meeting of world leaders and tech execs, set for Paris in May, comes in response to the horrific terror attack that killed 50 people last month in New Zeal ...
  • FTC Fine Teaches TikTok The Wrong Lesson
    TikTok will pay the largest fine in COPPA history for illegally collecting personal information from children. It will change some practices - and them move on. ...
  • How YouTube's Big Goal Backfired
    A billion hours of video viewing per day? What could go wrong? Videos calling the Parkland shooting victims "crisis actors": listed on YouTube's trending page. ...
  • Social Networks And The Drive Toward Extremes
    To keep us clicking, the ante needs to be continually raised; the dopamine hits need to keep coming. ...
  • How To Use Social Media In Times Of Crisis -- And How Not To
    Christchurch, New Zealand -- my home -- was attacked yesterday. Here's how social media failed -- and helped -- us. ...
  • FTC Fine Teaches TikTok The Wrong Lesson
    If there's anything Facebook's history has shown us, it's that when you get to a certain size, you stop caring when the FTC hits you with fines. ...
  • Finally, A Use Case For Blockchain
    She is speaking into a microphone, wearing a red sleeveless dress and a dramatic necklace. But wait -- why does she look so much like Steve Buscemi? ...
  • Fool Me Once, Shame On You. Fool Me 1,000 Times, You Must Be Facebook
    I'm done being surprised by Facebook's latest scandal(s) -- and done thinking there's a solution to the stranglehold Facebook has on our digital social lives. ...
  • Your Klout Is Gone, Your Skorr Sucks: Why A Reputation Product Is Rubbish
    I am not a fan of standalone reputation protocols -- even if they are decentralized and immutable. ...
  • What Comes After The Age Of Apple?
    To help answer this question, we're republishing an open letter I wrote to Tim Cook when he took over from Steve Jobs. ...
  • No, You Can't Value Facebook At $1,000 Per User
    It's a study perfectly designed for the headlines: researchers at Tufts University paying people to walk away from Facebook. ...
  • Facebook Is A Swampy Mush Of Spam
    In 2007, Hugh MacLeod, aka Gapingvoid, coined Hugh's Law: "All online social networks eventually turn into a swampy mush of spam." ...
  • The Simple Truth About Storytelling
    If you want people to share your story, it has to be both memorable and simple. ...
  • Jim Acosta, Deepfakes -- And The Death Of Truth
    Today, it's Jim Acosta's arm coming down slightly faster that it actually did, in a doctored video. Tomorrow, he's asking things he never actually asked. ...
  • It's Not Facebook That's Having A Rough Time
    Facebook's users are actually the ones having a rough time -- including the 14 million people who had a significant volume of data stolen. ...
  • Can Facebook And Google Survive The Centuries?
    No, I cannot imagine Facebook still bringing people closer together in 2264 -- or Google, or Apple. They are all products of a very specific era. ...
  • The Test Of A First-Rate Intelligence
    That test is "is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function," according to F. Scott Fitzgerald. ...
  • In A Turbulent World, Adaptation Is King
    While advances in technology have delivered incredible advances for society, they are also forcing us to question societal assumptions. ...
  • Tech Giants' Scale Risks Stifling Innovation
    An environment comprising a small handful of enormous companies makes it harder for the next Henry Ford or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg to emerge. ...
  • What It Takes To Have An Informed Citizenry
    Did you hear about the time in 1980 when we could have stopped climate change -- but didn't? Not you and me, but 20-odd people assembled in a fancy ho ...
  • The Ultimate Question About The Future
    Douglas Rushkoff's vomit-in-your-mouth report -- about the super-rich's plans for when the global order comes crashing down -- raises serious questions. ...