The ledge A good tradition of listing everyone was used when Eric Schmidt pressed his foot into his mouth, and today it seems like a worthy addition: the former CEO and executive chairman of Google has decided That social networks are “amplifiers for idiots”.
Fuller quote, according to Bloomberg: “The reference to social networks serving as amplifiers for stupid and crazy people is not what we wanted.”
Without knowing who “we” refers to, you might think that he is talking about how the entire tech industry is trying to make sites like Facebook and Twitter an eco-chamber and away from the politics of polarization around the world. Have failed (although there are some arguments that we cannot blame social networks alone).
He is certainly a member of the tech elite, one who had the ears of many other CEOs and even engaged in some extremely shady behavior in this way.
But you may remember that Schmidt has also personally controlled one of the largest social networks for many years: YouTube. He headed the $ 1.65 billion purchase in 2006 and fixed it in his role as a visionary, paying more than $ 1 billion for what he thought was worth the time. He remained as CEO of Google until 2011 and was Executive Chairman of Alphabet until early 2018.
This year, YouTube finally revealed that it makes $ 15 billion a year, so perhaps the purchase is now justified purely on financial terms. Socially, however, it seems as if he is apologizing that YouTube’s golden age is over. This is not “what we intended.”
Schmidt was also asked if the Landmark Antitrust case is currently facing Google’s Department of Justice, and Bloomberg A quote of this gem is:
“I will be careful about these dominance arguments. I do not agree with them, ”Schmidt said. “Google does not have 100% market share.”
I think I attack everything only after closing every contestant and now serve every human being on earth?