“But Clark is as certain as ever that she and Rockefeller are on the right path in their decade-long quest to get people to buy less.”
This Is Life in the Metaverse
“Every hour of the day and night with the gamers, parents, insomniacs, preteens and aspiring comedians who are the earliest adopters of the immersive, three-dimensional internet that Mark Zuckerberg has bet the future of his company on.”
Becoming Human Again: A Reading List for the Extremely Offline
Think it’s time to get off social media? Then this is the reading list for you.
No Escape from Online Memories
The algorithms that drive Facebook, Pinterest, and a million other apps don’t know when your life changes course — and can keep up a stream of painful memories.
‘No Single Machine Should Be Able to Control So Many People’
Can we survive the social web?
Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine
” No single machine should be able to control so many people.”
What Is The Internet Doing To Boomers’ Brains?
“Social media platforms are sucking a generation into a misinformation rabbit hole.”
Mark in the Middle
“There was no obvious way to placate liberal employees and conservative users at the same time.” Casey Newton reports on the dynamics inside Facebook and shares a series of leaked audio recordings from internal meetings this summer.
“I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation
An internal memo from fired data scientist Sophie Zhang explains how Facebook knew that politicians around the world were engaged in “inauthentic activity” on the social network in order to manipulate voters.
Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook
“The company controls the communications and informational intake of more than two and a half billion people. It can feel impossible to comprehend its total influence—or to overstate its impact on journalism.” Jacob Silverman talks to over a dozen journalists in an attempt to understand what it’s like to cover Facebook.