Joseph Jaffe is Not Famous

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Our Biggest Fight with Frank McCourt

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Our data in this digital world, these are our vital organs. This is what we’re made up of” – Frank McCourt


In a riveting conversation on “Joseph Jaffe is not Famous,” I sat down with Frank McCourt, visionary entrepreneur and author of “Our Biggest Fight.” McCourt’s perspective isn’t merely about rethinking the digital sphere; it’s a call to arms for reclaiming our inherent rights within it.

Some of the key highlights from this episode include:

  1. The internet is broken and no longer respects individual privacy and autonomy as originally intended
  2. Individual data and personhood should be owned and controlled by individuals, not large platforms
  3. Collective action is needed to change how the internet works and reclaim control over personal data and digital lives
  4. Advertising and data exploitation have harmed society by enabling invasive targeting without consent 
  5. Time is of the essence to fix the internet through projects like Project Liberty that put people and ethics at the center


Here are the show notes: 


Leadership, growth, and change with Frank McCourt. (1:53)

Reclaiming personhood in the digital age. (10:10)

The broken internet and its impact on society. (17:10)

Tech exploitation and personal data ownership. (25:00)

Advertising and data privacy in the digital age. (32:26)

Personal data ownership and privacy. (43:01)

The future of the internet and data ownership. (49:10)

Social media addiction and its impact on society. (57:04)

Fixing the internet for a better future. (1:07:58)




“Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual.” – David Amerland

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users: illegal drugs and software.” – Edward Tufte


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