The quest to compile, index, and contextually deliver all information at all time to all comers has been approached as if it were an engineering puzzle, something to get better at, a noble goal in itself.
This talk is about the emotional collateral damage of emotionally tone-deaf algorithms in my own experience.
In each case, I sought out no information, had opted out with every setting I could find, had done the best I could to protect myself emotionally. And each case resulted in excruciating emotional pain, lost productivity, and a sense of hopelessness against the big data Goliath.
Redeeming feature of talk: neither as wincingly overshare-y nor as shrinking-violet Luddite as one might fear. I have a light, wry, elliptical delivery style.
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