“Facebook, has two billion active users. Basically, most of the planet that is on the internet is…”

“Facebook, has two billion active users. Basically, most of the planet that is on the internet is using Facebook. I feel like we’ve all grown numb to just how insane this is. But it is insane. And as a result, Facebook is now one of the most highly valued companies in the world. And, perhaps even more insane: still growing.”

The Year of Twitter, the Fear of Facebook – 500ish Words

“We are biological organisms with thousands of years of evolution geared towards villages of 100,…

“We are biological organisms with thousands of years of evolution geared towards villages of 100, 150 people. What on earth made us think that in the span of a single generation, after a couple generations in cities with lots of people around us but wherein we still didn’t actually know that many people, that we could suddenly jump to a global community? If you think about it, it’s insanity. Is there any evidence our brains and hearts can handle it? Has anyone studied it at all?”

—Rick Webb | My Internet Mea Culpa

“Information wars in emerging markets may not represent as big a threat to Facebook’s business as…

“Information wars in emerging markets may not represent as big a threat to Facebook’s business as angry lawmakers in Washington. But people are dying, and communities are tearing themselves apart with the tools Facebook has built. That should qualify as an even greater emergency in Menlo Park.”

NYT: Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing.

This failure of U.S. broadcast media to use proper news judgment in covering Trump is among the gravest professional sins the industry has committed in recent memory because it fails to recognize the manipulation involved.

The point of life is not to put dog ears on yourself and post it online for everyone to see. It’s fun, it’s adorable, but it’s the visual equivalent of masturbating—there’s no point other than immediate gratification.

Jon Hamm | InStyle

The lens through which people understand politics and politicians is extraordinarily powerful. And Trump understands the new ecosystem, in which facts and truth don’t matter. You attract attention, rouse emotions, and then move on. You can surf those emotions. I’ve said it before, but if I watched Fox I wouldn’t vote for me!