How did we get here? Seriously

Seeing how companies like Facebook are driving the potential of information technology into the ground here are two videos on the background of the industry.

link to Richard Barbrook: Californian Ideology 20.2 on vimeo

link to Sleeping Through a Revolution – Jonathan Taplin on vimeo

Further reading at The Jacobin.

And even furtherer reading and viewing:

‘One Has This Feeling of Having Contributed to Something That’s Gone Very Wrong’

The Revolt of the Public: Martin Gurri

The American Conservative and free speech without public spaces

And here is a guy doing a somewhat proper analysis, while pulling odd example such as doctors in rural Africa (good luck finding one), while ignoring the harm YouTube did to recording musicians everywhere:
How “philanthropy” is a way for rich people to preserve the inequality that benefits them

An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

What Has Google Ever Done for Us?

This Is How We Radicalized The World

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

Knowledgable Dude on Spaghetti Western

Very nice and compact analysis about the Italian western soundtracks recorded between the mid 60s and the mid 70s. My only criticism would be that the presenter is furthering the “alternative fact” that The Shadows recorded Surf Music. I’m not linking to the English wikipedia for the same reason.

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