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This book addressed so many nuances of racism and sexism in tech design. I am blown away! I had no idea how big a deal this stuff is. We need more women and people of color in tech. Otherwise the future looks bleak indeed.
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Just about everyone uses social media and online services. Technically Wrong looks at how the biases of the people who make websites and social media affect us, in this brilliant exposé and story-filled analysis.
The author offers solid accounts of how people in the world of startups and technology influence us, give us a skewed view of the world, affect the news we receive, and cut out millions of people who aren't the same as those making the web.
If you use the web, you'll want to know the ways in which you are manipulated, judged, and even hurt by choices made in places like Silicon Valley. You'll see the web in an entirely new way and, while often dismaying, the book is a very entertaining experience that flies by.
If you help make the web, you'll find many stories here that you've never heard before, along with just a few that you have. This is a book not to be missed. I'd call it essential reading for everyone involved in design and decision-making for social media and websites for every industry. It will make you much better at what you do.
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