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y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.

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@elilla Don't feel bad, I might have ended up at Google if they hadn't shut down their Austin office and required everyone move to SF. At the time I didn't realize just how advertising was the fundamental cause of everything wrong with social media, or how quickly Google would shift to outright evil.

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