Is The Internet Built For Everyone?

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March 23, 2019

They say "don't feed the trolls" — but why do they get to own the web? Was it built for them, or for all of us? We look at who built the internet, how it became an at times toxic space for women, and how we might build online spaces that are more inclusive to all.

Elizabeth Feinler, Radia Perlman, and Stacy Horn.
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You know the Apple origin story with the two Steves in the garage. You know the Facebook origin story with Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm. But journalist Claire Evans argues, if you want to tell the internet origin story, you have to talk about women.

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13:20
Zoe Quinn
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Game developer Zoe Quinn on how her game "Depression Quest" brought a torrent of harassment and abuse to her doorstep. She tells Anne about the steps she took to protect herself, and why she's still optimistic about the potential for living and working online.

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10:11
Roxane on Twitter
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Writer Roxane Gay talks about tackling her trolls and “writing to the point of uncomfortability.”

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7:34
Apps
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Sara Wachter-Boettcher warns that failing to account for the unintended ways technology shapes our lives can cause us pain that might be avoided if we think about how we design digital platforms and apps differently.

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10:56
Ann Bishop's Wikipedia page
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Women are underrepresented on Wikipedia. So Emily Temple-Wood recruited people to write more articles about notable women. In return, she got rape and death threats. Now, every time she's trolled, she writes a new Wikipedia bio of a female scientist.

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5:52
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March 22, 2019