”-type Web site Face Mash—a pretty unfortunate way of helping his fellow-students “connect.”) Zuckerberg likes to fashion himself as the Great Facilitator: he’s just there to help the rest of us humans achieve our innate potential for constant, constructive communication.
It’s a disingenuously naïve view of human nature and a cannily passive self-portrayal, one that allows him to avoid taking more responsibility for the harm that his invention does along with the good.
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It was a way of escaping the place where I was from and representing it at the same time. “If we only care about profit maximization, we will go rapidly into dystopia.” He’s right.
I fell in love with the quintessentially modern sensation of speech flowing from my fingers rather than my mouth, transmogrified into text at the speed of thought.It happened on AIM, and it happens on Twitter and Facebook every day.(This might be a good moment to remember that the ideas that Zuckerberg has lived since he was a child also led him, while at Harvard, to create Facebook’s predecessor, the “Hot or Not?We’re not all friends, even if we are all connected as never before.As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services have been shut down and no longer work. We know there are so many loyal fans who have used AIM for decades, and we loved working and building the first chat app of its kind since 1997.Are people still on there, roaming their barren Buddy Lists like the survivors in a zombie film, searching for other active users to share one last lol with? AIM genuinely deserves the eulogies it’s been getting, though; it utterly changed the way people communicate online, and so the way people communicate, period.