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We have had a hard time thinking clearly about companies like Google and Facebook because we have never before had to deal with companies like Google and Facebook. They are something new in the world, and they don’t fit neatly into our existing legal and cultural templates. Because they operate at such unimaginable magnitude, carrying out millions of informational transactions every second, we’ve tended to think of them as vast, faceless, dispassionate computers — as information-processing machines that exist outside the realm of human intention and control. That’s a misperception, and a dangerous one.

Modern computers and computer networks enable human judgment to be automated, to be exercised on a vast scale and at a breathtaking pace. But it’s still human judgment. Algorithms are constructed by people, and they reflect the interests, biases, and flaws of their makers. As Google’s founders themselves pointed out many years ago, an information aggregator operated for commercial gain will inevitably be compromised and should always be treated with suspicion. That is certainly true of a search engine that mediates our intellectual explorations; it is even more true of a social network that mediates our personal associations and conversations.

Because algorithms impose on us the interests and biases of others, we have not only a right, but also an obligation to carefully examine and, when appropriate, judiciously regulate those algorithms. We have a right and an obligation to understand how we, and our information, are being manipulated. To ignore that responsibility, or to shirk it because it raises hard problems, is to grant a small group of people — the kind of people who carried out the Facebook and OKCupid experiments — the power to play with us at their whim.

Nicholas Carr, Los Angeles Review of Books. The Manipulators: Facebook’s Social Engineering Project.

FJP: For more on tech, media and algorithms, check our Algorithms Tag.

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vol 9 robo for tesladyneindustries!

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stevewyshywaniuk:

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Fight for 15 // Strike Fast Food

Nobody should be surprised by this, but they will be.

stevewyshywaniuk:

azspot:

Fight for 15 // Strike Fast Food

Nobody should be surprised by this, but they will be.

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cyberpunk-culture:

1993-2014

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girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

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tomhumberstone:

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9.2.14

Jessica Williams has been killing it on the Daily Show lately.

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Life model.

Life model.

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meatfart:

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This is my favorite line in Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1.


i need this on a t-shirt look at his face holy shit it’s perfection.

meatfart:

atmos-spheres:

This is my favorite line in Transformers vs G.I. Joe #1.

i need this on a t-shirt look at his face holy shit it’s perfection.

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