…eally understanding how they work. It’s not an ocean. The more apt metaphor would be a bloodstream. And while a single turd doesn’t spoil an ocean, a single cancer cell in the bloodstream will spread and attack every healthy cell it encounters. For too long Jack has allowed the cancer of fascism to spread through Twitter’s bloodstream.
It’s also fair to look at the overall system in place. Because Twitter isn’t an isolated case. The ethical chickens of Silicon Valley have come home to roost this year. And in most situations what we’re seeing is that Silicon Valley, which is very good at evaluating technology, sucks at evaluating human interaction. They’re very good at pushing their companies towards how to do things, but seldom ask whether those things should or shouldn’t be done. We’re seeing the results of that now, as companies like Twitter and Facebook are coming to terms with what exactly it is they broke by moving fast.