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Publié dans LE FIGARO, par Mathieu Bock-Côté le 22/12/2017

TRIBUNE – Figure de la vie intellectuelle québécoise, Mathieu Bock-Côté s’inquiète de la disneylandisation d’un monde affadi et uniforme, soumis à la logique consumériste au détriment des populations locales.

A guide talks to tourists as they enjoy a view of the city from Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny – S1AETQMXHZAA

Un quotidien québécois révélait récemment une surprenante étude menée par l’Office du tourisme de Québec, à propos du potentiel touristique de la vieille capitale de la Belle Province. On y apprenait que les touristes américains sont globalement charmés par la ville mais rebutés par la langue et la culture françaises: apparemment, elles les Lire la suite »

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THE GUARDIAN 12/12/2017 by Julia CARRIE WONG

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’

A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, joining a growing chorus of critics of the social media giant.

Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice-president for user growth at Facebook before he left the company in 2011, said: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.”

The remarks, which were made at a Stanford Business School event in November, were just surfaced by tech website the Verge on Monday. Lire la suite »

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