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Zucked by Roger McNamee


Zucked by Roger McNamee
Feb 05, 2019 | 352 Pages
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“McNamee’s work is both a first-rate history of social media and a cautionary manifesto protesting their often overlooked and still growing dangers to human society.” — Booklist

 “Regardless of where you stand on the issue, you’ll want to see why one of Facebook’s biggest champions became one of its fiercest critics.” — Business Insider
“A comprehensible primer on the political pitfalls of big tech.” — Publishers Weekly

“Roger McNamee’s Zucked fully captures the disastrous consequences that occur when people running companies wielding enormous power don’t listen deeply to their stakeholders, fail to exercise their ethical responsibilities and don’t make trust their number one value.”  — Marc Benioff, chariman and co-CEO of Salesforce

“McNamee puts his finger on serious problems in online environments, especially social networking platforms. I consider this book to be a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the societal impact of cyberspace.”  — Vint Cerf, internet pioneer 

“Roger McNamee is an investor with the nose of an investigator. This unafraid and unapologetic critique is enhanced by McNamee’s personal association with Facebook’s leaders and his long career in the industry. Whether you believe technology is the problem or the solution, one has no choice but to listen. It’s only democracy at stake.”  — Emily Chang, author of Brotopia

“Roger McNamee is truly the most interesting man in the world  — legendary investor, virtuoso guitarist, and damn lucid writer. He’s written a terrific book that is both soulful memoir and muckracking exposé of social media. Everyone who spends their day staring into screens needs to read his impassioned tale. —Franklin Foer, author of World Without Mind

“A frightening view behind the scenes of how absolute power and panoptic technologiescan corrupt our politics and civic commons in this age of increasing-returns monopolies.Complementing Jaron Lanier’s recent warnings with a clear-eyed view of politics,antitrust, and the law, this is essential reading for activists and policymakers as we workto preserve privacy and decency and a civil society in the internet age.”—Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems,creator of the Berkeley Unix operating system

Zucked is the mesmerizing and often hilarious story of how Facebook went from youngdarling to adolescent menace, not to mention a serious danger to democracy. Withrevelations on every page, you won’t know whether to laugh or weep.”—Tim Wu, author of The Attention Merchants and The Curse of Bigness

“A well-reasoned and well-argued case against extractive technology.” — Kirkus

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