Controversial Statements

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  • privacy is overrated
  • cognitive dissonance is insurmountable
  • google's motto is "do no evil" so we should trust them
  • tech projects will always go well over budget
  • documentation is stupid and a waste of time
  • curated app stores are awesome
  • funding of nonprofits is always corrupting
  • iOS is the best thing ever
  • social networking decreases the human ability for love
  • the gender and race gap in tech does not matter
  • resistance to cyber surveillance is futile
  • NPOs should always use proprietary software
  • competition is good for nonprofit tech
  • the internet normalizes people's view of the world
  • digital technology drives social change
  • technology is never the solution
  • focusing on security is a waste of time
  • getting all your news from twitter is stupid
  • it's easier to build something successful by working with people like you
  • there should be no secrecy
  • nonprofits should run like businesses
  • human rights cannot exist in capitalism
  • apps solve all the world's problems
  • i will see the collapse of civilization in my lifetime
  • users should be compensated for the content they provide to social networks
  • surveillance is necessary for democracy
  • encryption is no longer useful
  • twitter made the revolution happen
  • web design is better than print design
  • smartphones are essential for social movements
  • everything should be open source
  • social media is inherently fucked
  • developers need to be managed
  • nonprofit tech is more aware of its privilege than other tech
  • you should never act as if the nsa is listening
  • google is evil
  • the funding model for nonprofit tech is broken
  • collaboration destroys productivity
  • the cloud is dangerous
  • tech companies and gov's need each other
  • poor people aren't involved in tech
  • there is no such thing as free software
  • transparency prevents effective negotiation
  • discount value exceeds privacy costs
  • contemporary school is a destructive social force
  • we need to build alternative internets
  • open source softare is the most secure
  • free software excludes underprivileged users
  • nonprofit leaders must understand technology
  • there are good reasons not to have open data
  • encryption tools work to protect privacy
  • corporate responsibility is impossible
  • if we did't have capitalism, would we still have corporations
  • environmentalism is the only important form of activism
  • the internet is already neutral
  • municipal broadband is good for the community
  • no nonprofit should ever use salesforce
  • love is a horrifically painful waste of time
  • tech gentrification is good for the bay area
  • technologists are pawns of telecoms
  • online anonymity is only useful for bad people
  • the digital divide is over
  • being open means being transparent
  • confrontation is good for movements
  • diversity in tech culture is over valued
  • facebook likes are useless
  • nonprofits should aways have a social media presence
  • all data should be open
  • i will definitely buy google glass
  • snowden will be pardoned in my lifetime
  • one sharpie is better than two
  • security is a privilege
  • the internet brings people together
  • the premise behind the samaritans project is unethical
  • individual tracking is the best current option for equal resource distribution
  • there is funding for all nonprofit tech projects
  • technology is never the solution to civic problems
  • the only independent media is grassroots media
  • the private sector is a more effective social change agent than nonprofits
  • privacy online is dead
  • the US will never have high speed internet
  • social networks running experiments on users is freaking awesome
  • facebook - better off without it
  • optimist learning tool wordpress, pessimistic learning tool drupal
  • social media is organizing
  • no digital documents will be retrievable in 100 years
  • there should be no community on the internet
  • free software is the same thing as open source
  • social media is worthless for coalition building
  • if a social justice project is good enough the source of its funding doesn't matter
  • capitalism is bad
  • gameification is asinine
  • online activism is a waste of time
  • privacy is dead
  • open source software is not really open
  • the benefits of using facebook outweigh the costs
  • oakland is hella tight!
  • tech gentrification is killing oakland
  • tech illiteracy is destroying society
  • linux is the best desktop OS for everyone
  • social justice organizers don't effectively communicate to recruit technologists
  • technology is post racial
  • if i pay for something i should own it
  • all public transportation data should be readily available
  • encryption has to be hard to use
  • twitter is good
  • depending on volunteers is not sustainable
  • all information produced by a nonprofit should be free
  • transportation agencies collecting data is great
  • twitter is more democratic than facebook
  • we're winning
  • nonprofits should only accept unrestricted funding
  • technology can change climate change
  • social media is detrimental to personal relationships
  • for profit partnerships are contrary to social justice initiatives
  • hashtags are an effective tool for social justic organizing
  • email is a productive communication medium
  • all police activity should be recorded on video
  • data visualization is always useful
  • all kids need to learn how to code
  • reddit should have more restrictive user guidelines
  • email based online advocacy is dead
  • privileged white men in technology are preventing people of color from participating
  • nonprofits and for profit corporations are good bedfellows
  • google is not evil
  • there's no such thing as online activism
  • we benefit from startup culture
  • proprietary software is not evil