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What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser

December 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

I was talking to a guy at a party in California about tech platforms and the problems they’re creating in society. And he said, “Man, if the CEOs just did more drugs and went to Burning Man, we wouldn’t be in this mess.” (Laughter) I said, “I’m not sure I agree with you.” For one

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“What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser”

How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed

December 5, 2019 at 11:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Russian hackers attempted to influence the US presidential election. A meddling campaign carried out by the Russians, authorized at the highest levels. Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is now pretty well-documented. From hacking voter registration rolls… Russia is behind a cyber attack on a contractor for Florida’s election system… To leaking stolen DNC

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“How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed”

Growing Up in a Pornified Culture | Gail Dines | TEDxNavesink

December 2, 2019 at 10:16 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you. Today what I’m going to talk about is: what does it mean to grow up in a pornified culture? What does it mean to live in a society where you are surrounded by images of hypersexualized, pornified women. What does it mean when you live in a

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“Growing Up in a Pornified Culture | Gail Dines | TEDxNavesink”

On Religion

at 10:16 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Good morning Hank; it’s Monday. Nerdfighters often ask us if we’re religious, a topic we’ve been reluctant to discuss over the years mostly because the quality of discourse about religion on the internet is…atrocious. That said, many nerdfighters know that a decade ago I worked as a Chaplin at a children’s hospital. And I was

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DT&SC 1-4: Technological Determinism vs. Social Constructivism

at 1:16 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

“In this section we learn about two key terms and their definition. The two terms are technological determinism and social construction of technology : Technological determinism: technology determines the outcome . ex) The internet implies freedom and democracy. ex) The internet implies informational dictatorship The first example says the internet is good and the second

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What does ‘big data’ mean?

November 27, 2019 at 1:18 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Feifei: Neil, what are you doing? That’s the biggest spreadsheet I’ve ever seen! Neil: Hi, Feifei. Yes, just you wait. I’m developing a product that will revolutionise English teaching! Feifei: Great. So why are you looking at screens of numbers? Neil: Not numbers, data. Big data! This is what I need. And that is the

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Will The Internet Kill Religion?

November 23, 2019 at 12:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Between 1990 and 2010, 25 million Americans lost their religion. At the same time, they also began spending 400 million hours per day on the internet. Coincidence? I don’t know……. Hey everyone, Laci Green here for DNews. As religiosity in America continues to fall at a pretty dramatic rate, scientists have been asking: huh? WHYYYY???

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“Will The Internet Kill Religion?”