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The Internet Apologizes

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    The Man Who Invented the Pop-up Ad on the Original Sin of AdvertisingA conversation with the inventor of the pop-up ad on the web’s lost decade.
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    Why Wikipedia Puts Its Users FirstThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director, Katherine Maher, weighs in on incentive-based media models.
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    ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’A conversation with former Reddit product head Dan McComas on the problems with Reddit, Twitter, and the rest of the web.
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    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
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    Jaron Lanier Q&A: ‘We Won, and We Turned Into Assholes’Tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses the sinking feeling you get when you’re quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and everything else bad about the internet.
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    Q&A With Ellen Pao on Reddit, Facebook, and the Future of the InternetEllen Pao, former Reddit CEO, discusses Reddit’s focus on growth, Facebook’s homogeneity, and whether anything can be changed.
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    An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built ItEven those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.
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    ‘These People Have Abdicated Any Sort of Responsibility": Q&A With Ex-FacebookerA conversation with former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez on Mark Zuckerberg’s “disingenuous and strange” reaction to the election.
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    ‘The Media Has an Ax to Grind’: a Former Employee Defends FacebookA conversation with former Facebook designer Soleio Cuervo on what the media gets wrong about Facebook and why regulation is unnecessary.
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    A Propaganda Engine ‘Unlike Any in History’: Q&A With Early Facebook InvestorA conversation with early Facebook investor Roger McNamee on propaganda, early warning signs, and why outrage is so addictive.
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    A Former Zuckerberg Speechwriter on What He Doesn’t UnderstandA conversation with former Zuckerberg speechwriter Kate Losse on how the Facebook founder thinks and what is hardest for him to wrap his mind around.
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    ‘It’s Fundamentally Addictive’: a Q&A With an Ex-Facebook EmployeeFormer Facebook manager Sandy Parakilas on privacy, addiction, and why Facebook needs to “dramatically” change its business model.