Zucked

Zucked


  • Release: 2019-02-05
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780525561361
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The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society - and sets out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. ZUCKED is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly -- to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narra

Zucked  Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe


  • Release: 2019-02-05
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780008319021
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This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.

Summary of Zucked

Summary of Zucked


  • Release: 2019-06-05
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  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 1072320371
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DISCLAIMER: All оf оur books аrе іntеndеd аѕ companions' tо, nоt replacement fоr, thе original tіtlеѕ. CіtіPublіѕhеrѕ is wholly responsible for all оf thе content аnd is not аѕѕосіаtеd wіth the оrіgіnаl authors' іn аnу wау.To get the original title, follow this link: https: //amzn.to/2XvQvew ABOUT BOOK: Zuсkеd (2019) іѕ оnе еаrlу Facebook investor's реrѕоnаl wаrnіng аbоut thе dаngеrѕ of the platform. It vіvіdlу dеѕсrіbеѕ how Fасеbооk is dаmаgіng bоth рublіс hеаlth and the health оf our democracies. Frоm manipulating public оріnіоn tо buіldіng our аddісtіоn tо technology, thе picture раіntеd іn Zucked is of a buѕіnеѕѕ unmооrеd from civic or mоrаl rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Rоgеr MсNаmее hаѕ bееn аn investor in Silicon Vаllеу fоr оvеr three decades, аnd was аn early-stage іnvеѕtоr in both Facebook аnd Gооglе. His mоѕt recent fund, Elеvаtіоn, wаѕ co-founded with U2's Bоnо. Outѕіdе оf investing, hе саmраіgnѕ tо buіld аwаrеnеѕѕ оf thе negative impacts оf social mеdіа. INTRODUCTION.Get to grірѕ wіth thе true ѕtоrу оf Fасеbооk аnd іtѕ dаmаgіng іmрасt on society.Fасеbооk іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt wіldlу рорulаr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ іn hіѕtоrу. Wіth 2.2 bіllіоn uѕеrѕ, аnd rеvеnuеѕ thаt еxсееdеd $40 bіllіоn іn 2017, іt іѕ nоthіng ѕhоrt of a wіld ѕuссеѕѕ. But mоrе thаn bеіng рорulаr - аnd рrоfіtаblе - Fасеbооk is іnfluеntіаl. It hаѕ, іn less thаn twо dесаdеѕ, bесоmе a сruсіаl раrt оf thе рublіс ѕрhеrе, thе рlаtfоrm оn whісh wе nоt оnlу соmmunісаtе wіth оur frіеndѕ, but rеаd thе nеwѕ, еxсhаngе opinions аnd dеbаtе thе nеwѕ оf thе dау. But Fасеbооk'ѕ рорulаrіtу аnd іnfluеnсе соnсеаl a dаrk rеа

The New Normal

The New Normal


  • Release: 2004
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  • File: PDF, 238 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015060375188
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Citing recent circumstances and technologies that are compromising today's employees in their plans for the future, a guide on how to make the most of new opportunities describes how to take advantage of Internet capabilities, the global economy, and investment options. 35,000 first printing.

To Save Everything  Click Here

To Save Everything Click Here


  • Release: 2013-03-05
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
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  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781610391399
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In the very near future, “smart” technologies and “big data” will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions in politics, culture, and everyday life. Technology will allow us to solve problems in highly original ways and create new incentives to get more people to do the right thing. But how will such “solutionism” affect our society, once deeply political, moral, and irresolvable dilemmas are recast as uncontroversial and easily manageable matters of technological efficiency? What if some such problems are simply vices in disguise? What if some friction in communication is productive and some hypocrisy in politics necessary? The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything—from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity—by digitally quantifying, tracking, or gamifying behavior. But when we change the motivations for our moral, ethical, and civic behavior we may also change the very nature of that behavior. Technology, Evgeny Morozov proposes, can be a force for improvement—but only if we keep solutionism in check and learn to appreciate the imperfections of liberal democracy. Some of those imperfections are not accidental but by design. Arguing that we badly need a new, post-Internet way to debate the moral consequences of digital technologies, To Save Everything, Click Here warns against a world of seamless efficiency, where everyone is forced to wear Silicon Valley's digital straitjacket.

The Hype Machine

The Hype Machine


  • Release: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Currency
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9780525574521
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A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical ideas on how to protect ourselves in the 2020 election and beyond “The most important book of the year . . . a lively, engaging masterpiece.”—Erik Brynjolfsson, bestselling co-author of The Second Machine Age MIT professor Sinan Aral isn’t only one of the world’s leading experts on social media—he’s also an entrepreneur and investor, giving him an unparalleled 360-degree view of the technology’s great promise as well as its outsize capacity to damage our politics, our economy, and even our personal health. Drawing on two decades of his own research and business experience, Aral goes under the hood of the biggest, most powerful social networks to tackle the critical question of just how much social media actually shapes our choices, for better or worse. Aral shows how the tech behind social media offers the same set of behavior-influencing levers to both Russian hackers and brand marketers—to everyone who hopes to change the way we think and act—which is why its consequences affect everything from elections to business, dating to health. Along the way, he covers a wide array of topics, including how network effects fuel Twitter’s and Facebook’s massive growth to the neuroscience of how social media affects our brains, the real consequences of fake news, the power of social ratings, and the impact of social media on our kids. In mapping out strategies for being more thoughtful consumers of social media, The Hype Machine offers the definitive guide to understanding and harnessing for good the technology that has redefined our world overnight.

Summary of Zucked  Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe  Conversation Starters

Summary of Zucked Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe Conversation Starters


  • Release: 2019-03-12
  • Publisher: Blurb
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 78 page
  • ISBN: 0368419703
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Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee: Conversation Starters A few years ago, Roger McNamee was optimistic about the future of Facebook, considering it one of his most successful investments. But he had rude awakenings and is now avidly advocating against the tech company. The book is a combination of memoir writing and an indictment of Facebook. It is a chronicle of the tech company's history and a revelation of its anti-democratic practices including its use of surveillance, irresponsible use of private data, and its influence on user behavior. The author cites Mark Zuckerberg's and Sheryl Sandberg's focus on scaling and influence at the expense of social and political order. The effects, including the election results in the U.S, are not merely Facebook oversight as Zuckerberg claimed. Zucked is a New York Times bestseller. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. (c) Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism


  • Release: 2019-01-15
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 704 page
  • ISBN: 9781610395700
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now


  • Release: 2018-05-29
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781250196699
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A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer. You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms. Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.

Sitting with Job

Sitting with Job


  • Release: 2003-10-07
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 488 page
  • ISBN: 9781592443840
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Do we truly understand the Book of Job? Can we fathom the argumentation set forth in this profound literature? What can it tell us about faith and suffering? To assist us in answering these questions, Roy B. Suck has enlisted the aid of respected Old Testament scholars who have analyzed the Book of Job and garnered keen insights into Job's world and the dialog found in this fascinating book. Among the contributors are D. A. Carson, Edwin Good, R. Laird Harris, Matitiahu Tsevat, Claus Westermann, and others, all of whom have made significant contributions to our understanding of the Book of Job. This collection also draws on commentators of the past. Together they provide a penetrating guide to the salient issues and key texts, giving us an anthology that brings together some of the best thinking available on an often misunderstood book of the Bible. Part 1 of 'Sitting with Job' provides an overview of the structure, purpose, and message of Job; Part 2 focuses on specific themes and passages.