Commercial Social Networks

Some loose thoughts on commercial social networks

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Note: this text is more of a vent than anything else. I still intend to write more seriously about my perception of the changes provoked by commercial social networks, but not today. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.” — Chamath Palihapitiya, former Facebook executive I would really like to start this text by talking about how I have not had a Facebook profile for years, but we all know this is not true.