There is hope for empathetic tech


Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?

Key Takeaways: Digital Immigrants, aka people who grew up before the age of the internet, are becoming increasingly rare. While legislation is currently being proposed to hopefully limit the damaging effects of technology on today’s youth, no new laws can bring back those more innocent, analog times. What happens when we forget what it’s like to just do...nothing?

The technology of kindness

Key Takeaways: We know by now that the social media landscape is brimming with hatred, outrage and division, but is all of this toxicity necessary for online interaction? According to this Scientific American article, no. There is hope for empathetic tech!


Americans have become much less positive about tech companies’ impact on the U.S.

TL;DR: Times are changing, and so are Americans’ opinions on tech companies. In just 4 years, the percentage of Americans who view tech companies as contributing positively to the country has gone from 71% to 50%. With increased skepticism from the public, it’s no wonder tech giants are starting to feel the heat.

The toxic potential of YouTube’s feedback loop

Warning: Ever wonder how Youtube's recommendation system works? Spoiler alert: it doesn't. Here's a run down of what happens when the attention economy turns toxic.


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