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the state of having a hidden identity or personality.
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to make sth known to sb
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to think about a problem or a situation and decide how you are going to deal with it
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Do you think the internet has generally been positive or negative for the world?
These days we take the internet for granted.
W重生诛仙之青莲e share our lives on social media and not just with friends and family.
And that isn't always a p崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答ositive thing according to the father of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee.
In a recent BBC Tech Tent programme he talked about his concerns with the internet and particularly the companies that control its information.
Companies which he c一个人来到田纳西alls 'internet giants'. What does he say he thought these companies had to do?
Initially 舒淇溃散晒自拍照I felt the main thing that interne崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答t giant had to do was just to be neutral, just be a platform.
And humanity, once con崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答nected by technology, will do wonderful things.
And clearly it doesn't work like that. （转机）
If you connect humanity via Wikipedia then they do produce, in general, wonderful things.
If you connect people by social networgayoldk where they have anonymity, then it can bring out the very nastiest of people.
So what did he say he thought these internet giants had to do?
He said that he thought 白宇桌宠initially, that they just had to be neutral. Initially means 'at first', 'in the beginning'. And 史天逸it also suggests that later he changed his mind.
Anyway, he said that he thought they just had to be neutral. Neutral 我的绝美校花老婆here means that they didn't need to do anything, they didn't need to control the internet or information.
He thought it would be a tool 崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答to connect people and ideas andg473 information and it would be wonderful.
But it's not all good, is it超弦巫师?
No. He does say that giving people access to sources of information is generally a good thing. But that when it comes to social networks, social media, people have anonymity.
Yes. It means that on the internet people can hide their true identity or personality.
Some people write things that they wou千人骑ld never say to someone in person, because they think there will be no consequences.
Berners-Lee says anonymity c崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答an bring out the nastiest side of people, people saying horrible and terrible卢克纳尔 things to each other.
Berners-Lee does have some suggestions for how this could be changed. And it's based on the idea of likes and shares, which he calls kudos. What's his suggestion?
The different social networks and different platforms are米菲哭了 in different situations and in some cases they have acknowledged there is an issue.
I think they realize that the issue could be hugely ameliorated by tweaking the way the thing works, by changing the way retweets so propagated or changing the way people get kudos. Give them more kudos for being c弃妃让朕轻浮一下onstructive for example.
So how does he think companies could address the problem?
Well, he says that some of the social networks have agreed that there is a problem and they know what could improve it.
He didn't use the word improve though, did he?
No, he actually used the rather formal verb - ameliorate, which means 'to improve or make something better'.
So how does h艾伦格林e suggest the problem could be ameliorated?
By tweaking the way in which people give or receive kudos. Tweaking means 'making a small change to the way something works'.&nbs崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答p;
Much of what happens on the internet is driven by our desire to get likes and shares. This is the kudos that Berners-Lee talks about.
He feels that tweaking this could lead to a better experience. For example, getting more kudos for constructive or positive a崩坏学园2,生日快乐图片,戴维斯-最大化思维，将任何一件事取得最高的报答ctions.
Mmm, interesting. But I wonder who would decide if something is constructive?