Broken

We Built A Broken Internet. Now We Need To Burn It To The Ground. Dit artikel van Mike Monteiro deed vandaag de ronde, ben wel benieuwd naar het hele boek Ruined by Design. Als ouwe rot in deze business vraag ik me de laatste tijd wel vaker af of we niet ergens een verkeerde afslag hebben genomen met het ooit zo veelbelovende Internet.. (Zie MeFi voor wat commentaar.)

We were the ones who were supposed to guide it there, and we failed. We failed because we were naive enough to believe everyone had the same goals we did. We failed because we underestimated greed. We failed because we didn’t pay attention to history. We failed because our definition of we wasn’t big enough. [..] We designed and built platforms that undermined democracy across the world. We designed and built technology that is used to round up immigrants and refugees and put them in cages. We designed and built platforms that young, stupid, hateful men use to demean and shame women. We designed and built an entire industry that exploits the poor in order to make old rich men even richer.