1. Exquisite Tweets from @hondanhon

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    “it’s difficult to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others”

    NO SHIT SHERLOCK

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    Dan Hon

    Facebook: some things are difficult and worth doing (Internet access to 1bn people). But others are TOO HARD we’ll just give up.

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    This is why you get a bad rap, Silicon-Valley-In-General. You (legitimately) excitedly talk about solving (some) hard problems…

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    … while *literally giving up* and saying it’s too hard for other ones that are equally important. You can’t have it both ways.

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    Facebook: We Solve Hard (Engineering) Problems But All That “Soft” Social Stuff Is Just Too Hard So Let’s Go Shopping (Sell Advertising)

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    If I still newslettered, this would’ve probably been today’s episode because REALLY. REALLY, FACEBOOK. Best tone-deaf PR response so far.

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    You know what’s also difficult? Scaling a comms platform to over a billion daily active users! BUT YOU MANAGED TO DO THAT, DIDN’T YOU.

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    Hosting the biggest photo sharing services *in the entire world*. Difficult problem! Accomplished!

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    Dealing with the people who use them and the weird things that people do? TOO HARD! MUST GIVE UP!

    Seriously.

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    Did you know, Tech Industry, that the rest of society figured out how to address these gray areas? That law is designed to be malleable?

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    That we have mechanisms for review, independent things like “courts” that help us figure out what’s porn and what’s not?

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    … and that sometimes dealing with those Difficult Problems that result from people using the stuff we made by solving…

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    … other Difficult Problems requires thinking about those problems in a different way, and scaling and building structures in different ways?

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    But noo we’re engineers and software engineers at that and we like neat things that fit in boxes and if we can’t fit them in boxes, TOO HARD

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    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SOCIETY HAS TO BE DESCRIBABLE BY AN SQL SCHEMA

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    I guess at this point I just put these tweets in the newsletter then.

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