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In 15 years, Facebook has done a lot of good — but it’s also caused a lot of problems. We asked a cross section of influencers, including , , , and more to answer the question: Has Facebook been good or bad for humanity?
Has Facebook been good for the world? 15 “influencers” pipe up at Vox on FB’s 15th birthday (I guess I’ve been promoted to Influencer). via
Interesting to see Pinker & Haidt disagree so much on this.
~: "I predict that by 2030 we will see the spectacular political collapse or geographical division of more than one Western democracy that seemed rock solid on the day Facebook was founded, 15 years ago."
It's Facebook's 15th birthday! So we asked 15 influencers from the worlds of media, tech, politics and academia to answer one question: Has Facebook been a net positive or net negative for humanity? Here are their answers.
I am less Martin Luther than ⁦⁩, less bummed than ⁦⁩ and less queso-making than ⁦⁩: Facebook 15th anniversary: Has Facebook been good or bad for the world? - Vox
Very thoughtful analysis of the impact of as it turns 15. I found the analysis by , , and Meredith Broussard especially poignant. via
15 years in, has Facebook been good for the world? Imagine how much sunnier these answers would've been even three years ago.
“Who would care about me and my little life?” Now we know.
On the 15th anniversary of Facebook's founding, my rumination on whether the company has been net good or bad for society. From here (and appearing alongside some distinguished company):
I'm in this compilation, but I'm sharing (again) to say that you should go and read 's take instead of mine. It's about as clear and succinct a rundown on FB's impact, judging both from history and empirical research, as you'll find anywhere.
Facebook is a reminder that technology moves much faster than culture and politics, and typically upends both. Thanks to and others for contributing to this.
I am less Martin Luther than , less bummed than and less queso-making than : Facebook 15th anniversary: Has Facebook been good or bad for the world? - Vox
My answer: Who the hell knows if Facebook is net good or bad? What's telling a cute story and weaving it into my confirmation bias going to prove? No one can evaluate a claim like this. It's not even important. Avoiding catastrophe is what's important.
Gladwell wishes Zuckerberg was interested in "perpetuating a free society," like 1930s press baron Lord Beaverbrook who courted UK govt. Doesn't mention Beaverbrook directing his papers to support appeasement.