Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Karjal, Eric (October 14, 2017), I Quit Facebook—and You Should, Too, Retrieved on 2017-10-25
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    25 OCT 2017

     The Web Enslaves Us With Convenience

    In The Matrix, Neo learns that humanity is enslaved by machines. The populace “lives” in a virtual world, unaware that their body heat is being used as an energy source. I see a sort of low-fi parallel of this in our relationship with Facebook. Every member operates in that “free” forum, largely unaware that they’re powering the thing by relinquishing their user data. This scenario is in stark contrast to what we once hoped the web to be. We imagined it as a means of liberating peo...
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