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Obviously, this particular strategy is of little help to you or me. We’re just better off living our lives, and hoping that the next Ken Bone is someone else.”
Bone is not much different than any Reddit commenter, DM slider, or Tinder swiper who has said something stupid and forgettable online. (Actually, grading on the Internet’s extremely generous curve, most of his takes are pretty tame, to be honest.) He just happens to be the one who became famous enough to get those stupid things noticed by the whole world.”
And so Gawker’s demise turns out to be the ultimate Gawker story. It shows how things work.”
As our experience has shown, that freedom was illusory.”
Just like food for our bodies, these words and sounds are food for our souls. It is said that if you don’t chew your food, it weighs heavy on the stomach. The internet is similar.
If you don’t give time to reflect on the thoughts you’re consuming, you’re weighing your soul down.”
People who share inspirational quotes are still acting like they don’t have a choice to follow their heart, girls who talk shit about guys still fall for douches, and guy who talk shit about girls secretly have four girlfriends.
And the most important thing about all this ‘thoughtful’ culture is that we’re so engrossed in our electron-driven lives, that we have forgotten to expend the energy these electrons are meant to create, and make a change in our lives.”
Sometimes, I write things down that I think and feel and post them on the internet. Maybe you like to cook food or hunt animals or kick a ball around a field. I like to do this. And, when I do — when I share my personal experience of being a human being in the world which is just generally hard — someone inevitably attacks me for doing it “wrong.”
For the record: I think this is totally reasonable. We all do life differently. Hooray for choices and opinions! Let’s all do our respective things as we choose to do them since we only get one shot as far as we know. My entire world view is based on a genuine belief in personal freedom and autonomy. I just don’t understand why we have to obliterate each other in the process.”
Now you've got Facebook and Apple and YouTube being in a similar situation, but I think the game is different. You can do classic stuff, like setting rules and deciding where the line is, but the other thing you can do now is you can design the platform so that you manage where those things go. It's not like there's no precedent for that either — you can build a video rental store and put all the porn in the back room, and have rules about how gets in there and who doesn't. That's using the material architecture and the rules to keep the right stuff in front of the right people and vice versa. But you can do that with such sophistication when you think about how to design a social media platform. You know much more about people, you know much more about what their preferences are, about where they're coming from, about the content. You can use the algorithm — the very same algorithm that's designed to deliver what you searched for — to also keep away what they think you don't want to see.”
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