My research paper explores both popular and academic criticism of dominant social networks (mostly Facebook) from a user experience perspective in order to form a cohesive picture of the more mundane details of its current design philosophy and how it purveys a sort of defeatism against one's confidence in their ability to control their digital public selves. I did my best to draw from the now overwhelming amount of hard reporting, prophesying, opining, etc. on the tech industry happenstance observations, quotes, and some hard data - a journey which shaped my original argument in a big way, as well.I tried to be original and broadly-appealing in my suggestion that one need not be concerned about privacy, intellectual property law, cybercrime, disinformation, etc. to seek out alternative social platforms, but simply interested in a higher quality experience. -From my Composition II final.

Retrospective Notes

Facebook manipulated the news you see to appease Republicans, insiders say

Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

David Blue vs. Big Blue Notes

Microsoft Edge Addons

Clearly, I am not the only one who's utterly exhausted with Big Blue's Blue.


David Blue vs. Big Blue.pdf

David Blue vs. Big Blue.docx

Notes on Facebook

A conversation with Ray Garcia, Jonathan Gold, Evan Kleiman, Bricia Lopez, and Carlos Salgado about the evolving role of Mexican cuisine in LA as culture, art, and craft

Source: Food Icons on the Evolving Role of Mexican Cuisine in LA

"Facebook leaks show Mark Zuckerberg defending his decisions to angry employees" | The Verge

Get your loved ones off Facebook

Why Facebook Can't Fix Itself

Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post's Biden story | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook Has Always Been Right-Wing Media | Vice

Instagram is Dead - 8Ball

Parler's winning the right-wing app war - Protocol