3: Shared Reality

March 21st, 2018 · 43 mins 13 secs

About this Episode

It’s not just us: the story of social media has turned dark, and the leaders of the big platform companies are scrambling to fix it. Drew and Jon consider the prurient origins of social media and wonder whether it’s possible for these companies to turn around. Zuckerberg and Dorsey are touting lofty new values and shiny new metrics, but when you really look at the recent controversies, it kinda seems ridiculous to think new, hand-wavey stats will save them. Jon and Drew’s solution: Just let the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary curate News Feed worldwide and be done with it.

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