The challenges of Twitter

Really interesting Joe Rogan podcast with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.

Fascinating to hear the two of them work out the challenges and ethics of this vast network of conversations. It was also fun to hear Dorsey talk about the early days when we were all making it up, and I mean all, Twitter felt very much a group effort in those days.

But the monster that it has become has never been seen before and working out what to do, why, and when is clearly non- trivial. Their conversation brings to life all of the issues I raised in my Ideology of Algorithms article, not least my assertion that we are “allowing a bunch of ADD geeks to determine the future of civilisation”.

Listening to the podcast I swung between feeling that Dorsey was totally out of his depth and feeling that he was articulate and thoughtful about the challenges. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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