“Still, the uproar has forced people to recognize once again the importance of the policies set by technological platforms—such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Supreme Court justices, presidents, prime ministers, and dictators for life will decide much of the future of free speech. But so will smart people with big glasses and purple shirts in Silicon Valley conference rooms. Free speech laws and policies change slowly. Companies can reset standards quickly. It’s useful for them to be reminded how much these issues matter as they balance business interests, reputation, and morals.”
-Nick Thompson writes about why Twitter isn’t evil: http://nyr.kr/zxugmR
Eve Arnold, the first woman to become a full member of the Magnum photographers’ cooperative, died last week, at the age of ninety-nine. “To look at her photographs was to be there inside the moment as she experienced it,” Eli Reed, a fellow Magnum member, said. “I learned over time that Eve was a quiet warrior for truth via the photographic image.”
- Our Photo Booth blog remembers Eve Arnold’s “In America”:
Above: New York, New York. Subway, Guardian Angels, 1984. Courtesy Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos.