technology and society quotes from the past week.

a religion based around getting Facebook Likes

Facebook has a ways to go before it catches up to coffee

it explicitly privileges communicative practices of speech and voice over text without justifying this gigantic assumption

I am now watching Twitter become morally depopulated

the only explanation for why, despite our technological capacities, we are not all working 3-4 hour days

you provide such a neat explanation of technological determinism that I can’t wait to share it with my undergrads

At some point, it may (may) have made sense to associate Facebook with peace. But that time is over

academics have a lot of bad options and a handful of acceptable ones that zigzag across academia and industry

Airbnb illustrates algorithmic living

Medium wasn’t building a magazine, I realized, but a magazine killer

when the majority of people are telling you not to do something, that might be an indication that it’s something worth doing

Funeral directors in a handful of states must tap out death certificates on a typewriter

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