means 'at first - in the beginning'.
In this case it meant 'not controlling' or 'not taking any action to control'.
the state of having a hidden identity or personality.
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Kudos is praise and appreciation for something you've done.
to make sth known to sb
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take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
a feeling of worry, especially one that is shared by many people
10. bring out
11. give access to
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.
We share our lives on social media and not just with friends and family.
And that isn't always a positive 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春的成语 information.
Companies which he calls 'internet giants'. What does he say he thought these companies had to do?
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So what did he say he thought these internet giants had to do?
He said that he thought initially, that they just had to be neutral. Initially means 'at first', 'in the b溢脂性皮炎eginning'. And it also suggests that later he changed his mind.
Anyway, he said that he thought they just had to be neutral. Neutral here means that they didn't need to do anyth古装剧ing, they didn't need to control the internet or information.
He thought it would be a tool to connect people and ideas and information and it would be wonderful.
But it's not all good, is it?
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 would never say to someone in person, because they think there will be no consequences.
Berners-Lee says anonymity can bring out the nastiest side of people, people saying horrible and terrible things to each othhcer.
Berners-Lee does have熊辛琪 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?
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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?
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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.&n剖腹产后多久来月经,新加坡-胡侃nba，每周一个巨星bsp;
He feels that tweaking this could lead to a better experience. For example, getting more kudos for constructive or positive actions.
Mmm, interesting. But I wonder who would decide if something is constructive?