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Baratunde Thurston

Writer. Comedian. Co-founder and CEO of Cultivated Wit.

Points out that anti-social people are making all of our social tools.

Believes independence means nothing without the concept of dependence.

“How did we get to a world where a kid with no friends defined the word ‘friend’ for a billion people?”

Learned a lot from leaving the Internet for 25 days.

Believes it’s important to question authority and that you should question leadership on a regular basis.

“Remember something about attention. Yes, it’s possible to buy, grab, or even steal it. But it’s far better to earn it.”

Thinks brands should spend less time trying to “join the conversation” on social media and more time making their products better.

Worries about the amount of data Twitter, Facebook, and Google have about us.

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