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Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It.

“The original well-meaning, geeky architects of the web believed that there was an abundance of altruism in human nature—and they were more correct on this count, it turns out, than many esteemed social philosophers were,” writes BKC faculty associate Zeynep Tufekci. “But they were too optimistic in overlooking the possibility that corporations would exploit and colonize this new realm.”

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