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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
PostPosted: Mon September 10, 2018 7:56 pm 
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long read about Caesar Zuckerberg

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... -democracy

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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I just finished the book version of The Circle. I could recommend the movie version instead but it got a 'happy' ending instead of the...dark?...version in the book. Either way it's an idea of where social media could go and how brainwashed/culty the people who work there are and how best intentions are always lining the road to hell. It's also obviously overwrought and written from an out-of-proportion point-of-view so it's hard to take seriously.

I am beginning to wonder if I blame the narrator on the audiobook for that or if it was just written that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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I had the opposite take, reading the book. It scared the hell out of me specifically because nothing in it seemed out-of-proportion except for the stupid, unrealistic love story arc.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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washing machine wrote:
I had the opposite take, reading the book. It scared the hell out of me specifically because nothing in it seemed out-of-proportion except for the stupid, unrealistic love story arc.

Book was great, movie was atrocious.

I also enjoyed the book and felt it was a little too realistic.

Alas, here I am still loving the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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I keep seeing that the book seemed realistic but I never felt that way. Maybe I'm just far enough out of the loop that the whole thing sounded ridiculous. I mean "We sent a bunch of frowns to that nation's government so they know what's up" was a legit sentence that was supposed to be taken seriously? Or how about "Oh no, 6% of the people here gave me a frownie face, why do they want me dead?!"

And yeah all of the romance in the book was terrible. Either she was chasing a guy that her "friend" was constantly giving her grief about or she was chasing a guy who couldn't perform his way out of a paper bag and demanded her rate his abilities.

edit: Though I guess it's telling that almost all of the top quotes on Goodreads are from Mercer.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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That book sounds like embarrassing garbage

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
That book sounds like embarrassing garbage

let's read it to each other over the phone

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
That book sounds like embarrassing garbage

let's read it to each other over the phone

One word at a time?

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
That book sounds like embarrassing garbage

let's read it to each other over the phone

One word at a time?

as you wish

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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There's a headline on a news site that various celebrities are ditching their social media. Well good for them! They can just ring up a newspaper and get their opinion printed there instead. Fuckin ell...

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Let's all laugh at Rangers wrote:
There's a headline on a news site that various celebrities are ditching their social media. Well good for them! They can just ring up a newspaper and get their opinion printed there instead. Fuckin ell...


The are probably gunning to be the next Guardians director

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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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WTF

Instagram rolls out 'get support' feature for users searching opioid hashtags

[logs on to Insty and searches for #opioid and #uppers]

Key Takeaways:

1. I'm never visiting Paterson, NJ

2. #uppers is mostly used by soccer players showcasing their head-juggling skills


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Reddit's been banning a bunch of alt right/incel boards since they started making Serena Williams a racist meme.

Serena Williams married the co-owner of Reddit. Good going, dumbfucks. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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Google scrambled to get employees to delete internal memo detailing plans for censored search in China, says report

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/googl ... 00650.html

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Google scrambled to get employees to delete internal memo detailing plans for censored search in China, says report

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/googl ... 00650.html

Kinda confused by why this is even a big deal considering Google already had a running version of this years ago?

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Google's already gone down the pan. Stop. Crossing. Out. Words. I. Have. Typed. In. My. Search.

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Let's all laugh at Rangers wrote:
Google's already gone down the pan. Stop. Crossing. Out. Words. I. Have. Typed. In. My. Search.
Try putting quotations around the word you don't want them to ignore.


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 Post subject: Re: Social Media: The God That Failed
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A) that's some proto-Circle shit
B) Jesus the replies are sad/hilarious.


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Why is there a Twitter Government account?

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To make sure all of the conservative voices are silenced in the coming election and to create as many illegitimate voters as possible, duh.


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