Reader View · 20+ min read · 2021-03-11 · Three years ago, the company began building "responsible AI." This is the story of how it failed. · Shared by 780, including Antonio Vieira Santos - #SPS_Live, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Hilary Mason, Brendan Nyhan, Kevin Roose, Andreas Staub, Scott Monty, John Burn-Murdoch, Andy Budd, Anne Applebaum, Carla Gentry, Casey Newton, Steve Silberman, Sarah Frier, Mathew Ingram, Bob E. Hayes, Theodora (Theo) Lau - 劉䂀曼 🌻, Brian Solis, Azeem Azhar, Nige Willson
The researcher’s team also found that users with a tendency to post or engage with melancholy content—a possible sign of depression—could easily spiral into consuming increasingly negative material that risked further worsening their mental health. The team proposed tweaking the content-ranking models for these users to stop maximizing engagement alone, so they would be shown less of the depressing stuff.
Reader View · 20+ min read · From 2018 · How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all. · Shared by 1060, including Jane, Rodrigo Prior, Armindo Ferreira, Chris Messina, Azeem Azhar, OM, Adrienne Fichter, Aleyda Solis 🇺🇦, Joan Lockwood, Gerd Leonhard, Frederic Filloux, Mathew Ingram, Zain Fathoni, Mark Kaigwa, Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. 🌎🎙🚀 (he/him), grimm, Nick Lüthi, Howard Getson, Thomas Power, Auf der Isar gibt es keine Matrosen, nur Flößer.
Summary · Reader View · 20+ min read · From 2018 · Brexit and the 2016 surprise victory of US president Donald Trump alarmed Roger McNamee, a technology investor and early mentor to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee noticed how organized political operatives were exploiting the Facebook platform to spread negative attention grabbing content, influence voters and affect voting outcomes. For McNamee, the platform’s flawed business model, its monopolistic market position and the lack of government regulation have turned the formerly innocent social networking site into a threat to democracy. He shares his concerns and suggests remedies in an in-depth piece in the Washington Monthly, which getAbstract recommends to policy makers and citizen activists. · Shared by 362, including Yann “firstname.lastname@example.org” Heurtaux 不停, Sam Proud, Tristan Harris, Johannes Haus, Ricky Yean, Dirk Spannaus, Joe Germuska, Luca M. Sergio, Thomas Power, Ron McIntyre, Inurfacesuka Дедечка, Andreas Spiegler, Alexandra Wong, Dominik Grolimund, Thomas Pleil, Steven L. Johnson (he/him), Clemens M. Schuster, adrianoesch, getAbstract, Klaus Eck
Reader View · 3 min read · Aug 9th · Companies already have the systems in place that are needed to evaluate their deeper impacts on the social fabric. · Shared by 368, including Thomas Pleil, Katja Evertz, Jennifer Ouellette, Tactical Tech, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer
Facebook’s 2012 “emotional contagion” experiment, which showed that users’ affect (their mood as measured by their behavior on the platform) shifted measurably depending on which version of the product they were exposed to
Reader View · From 2018 · The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech. · Shared by 327, including Katja Evertz, Toby Coppel, Johannes Lenz, Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. 🌎🎙🚀 (he/him), Armindo Ferreira, Molly Wood, John Battelle, Nick Lüthi, Lucas Foster, Chris Messina, Philanthropy News Digest, Michael Seemann, Mark Little, OM, Kevin_Indig, Klaus Eck, Mathew Ingram, Jane, Marcus Schwarze 🚀, Mark Kaigwa
Reader View · 2 min read · Aug 15th · While TikTok occupies the time of 67% of teens surveyed for a recent Pew Research Center study, it's another video site that truly attracts the views. (Sorry, Facebook.) · Shared by 292, including Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Jill-I didn't pay for the checkmark-Duffy, Howard Getson, Marsha Collier
o platform comes close to YouTube. It's used by 95% of the surveyed teens. Pew also asked how often the kids are using the sites, ranging from “ever” to “constantly.” YouTube is again at the top, for constant use (19%), and TikTok is number two, at 16%.
Reader View · 20+ min read · Jan 11th · Anita Hossain Choudhry (The Grand, First Round) and Mindy Zhang (Dropbox, Oscar Health) draw on their experiences as executive coaches to unpack why managers fall into the “fixing” trap and make the… · Shared by 810, including Jessica Gioglio, Ferit (at 🏠) 🌙, Bill Trenchard, Arne Keuning, Scott Monty, Michael Kolade, Víctor González Pacheco, Jeff Atwood, Thomas Pleil, Massimiliano Aroffo
Empathetic listening means shifting from "What does this mean for me?" to "What's going on for this person?"
Reader View · 3 min read · From 2020 · Tech oracle Jaron Lanier saw the evils of social media platforms before anyone else. Now he talks about whether Twitter activism really works, how to fix Facebook, and why he won't be joining Silicon… · Shared by 361, including Stephanie A Kowalski, Amy Cuddy, PhD, Nick Lüthi, jérémie Flück, Matthias Lampe, Jane, Gisele Navarro, Faik Ersoy, Mark Kaigwa, Bernhard Huessy, Brad Brooks, Birgit Schefer, Andy Greenwald, @ShannaPeeples@mastodon.nl