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Ethan Zuckerman

American,  Activist
Total Quotes : 26
Big Always Editorial

Curators are great, but they're inherently biased. Curators are always making an editorial decision. Those biases have really big implications.

- Ethan Zuckerman

First Step Cultural Across

A common language is a first step towards communication across cultural boundaries.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Lucky Some Idea

Engineering serendipity is this idea that we can help people come across unexpected but helpful connections at a better than random rate. And in some ways it's based on trying to reassess this notion of serendipitous as lucky - to think of serendipitous as smart.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Practice Pretty Average

Re-tweeting is a pretty common practice on Twitter, but on an average day, we see maybe one out of 20 posts is a re-tweet.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Africa Coverage Corners

It's become relatively commonplace to find corners of Africa that have good cell coverage but no electrical power.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Forget Google Really

Google doesn't really forget.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Imagine May Becoming

I can imagine Iceland becoming a good place to run a controversial Web site. But... Iceland may find itself forced to defend controversial speech.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Web Market Global Market

There's no locality on the web - every market is a global market.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Interesting Africa Part

Reading the text of my blog itself is not really the interesting part. The exciting part is how the Internet allows me to be the eyes and ears for the people sending me postings from Africa.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Media World Arab World

The U.S. media have done a shameful job of reporting on the Arab world.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Gun Media Shooting

Moments of crisis, like the shooting in Newtown, tend to produce brief spikes of popular interest in gun control. My research on media attention suggests these spikes are extremely short-lived, and that they may be decreasing in intensity.

- Ethan Zuckerman

New People New Discover

It's fine to have social media that connects us with old friends, but we need tools that help us discover new people as well.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Pretending Some Distinct

The Internet has become a bunch of interlinked but linguistically distinct and culturally specific spaces. There's some interface between them, but there's a lot less than there was years back when we were sort of pretending that this was one great global space.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Quite Lot Read

I can read a lot of French newspapers with Google Translate and have them read quite comfortably.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Politics Republicans Use

If I use Facebook to stay in touch with my high school friends who are church-going Republicans, I may be getting more ideological diversity than in hanging out with secular progressives on the World Politics sub-reddit.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Hide Going Online

Teenagers try to hide what's really going on in their communication online.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Pay Attention Pay About

People generally pay attention to what they already know about and what they care about.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Africa Phones Mobile

The uptake on mobile phones in Africa is phenomenal.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Access Your Sign

When you sign up for Facebook, the service first searches for any mentions of your name and suggests you befriend anyone who has mentioned you in their posts. It then asks to access your e-mail account so you can connect with anyone with whom you regularly correspond.

- Ethan Zuckerman

Makes Part Affiliated

You can make the case that slacktivism is important because it makes people feel affiliated to a movement and be part of it, and talk about it.

- Ethan Zuckerman