As any historian, psychologist, sociologist or scientist will tell you, the truth of an idea has very little to do with how fast it spreads and how well it’s believed. Twitter, Upworthy, BuzzFeed, Tumblr and others can spread simple, easy-to-remember notions among friends, acquaintances and even news sites. Some of these ideas, like #YesAllWomen, are admirable and well-intentioned. Many of these ideas are terrible, however, and it drives me fairly crazy to see the same mistaken thoughts being endlessly regurgitated across social networks and online media. So at the risk of giving these ideas even more undeserved exposure, I present four technology fallacies I wish to extinguish.
1. No, the technology business is not computer science.
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