I couldn’t begin to guess how many times I’ve thought of the the line, “Life finds a way,” from Jeff Goldblum in the original Jurassic Park movie. It is true.
Go read this short article from Motherboard. A bunch of good lines. I’ll wait…
My hope is that Facebook is not as important as everyone thinks, it’s just where people happen to be on the internet right now.
On WeatherBrains last week James Spann asked, “How do we get them to put down their phones and come to the newscast?” He knew the answer before I gave it. We don’t “get them” to do anything.
In Hatching Twitter, Nick Bilton reports that Facebook tried to buy Twitter in the early days. Zuckerberg is quoted as saying, “we need them to…,” because some part of Twitter was deemed helpful at that moment to his goal. It doesn’t matter what he needed us to do. It was artificial. It was in service of his need, not ours.
The Motherboard article is great. It talks about serving its readers. Zuckerberg is certain he can use algorithms and machine learning to guide and control humans. He can’t…..because life finds a way.