Thursday, March 24, 2011

The world we live in

You Are Not a Gadget: A ManifestoYou Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

Thoroughly original critique of conventional wisdom about web 2.0 trends: Lanier complains that the idea of a person is degraded by the techonology deployed on social networking sites which effectively fragments us into slivers of ‘content’ to be sold to advertisers who will pay to reach ever more precisely defined demographics.

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