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  1. Jan 2018
    1. "new crops, big changes."

      He really tend to ridicule the counterargument through the use of derogatory quotation marks.

      In my opinion, this is a weak way of destroying the opposite argument.

      We could also say that he tries to influence the interpretive lenses of the audience.

    2. it’s not the development of technology that leads to social change, but the application of it.


    3. But as Kentaro Toyama

      He refers to this guy to increase his credibility.

    4. “The Green Revolution.”

      Remember to explain what was this.

      And probably how researching on this affects your interpretative lenses and agreement with the author

    5. Zuckerberg believes in the power of technology to transform the world

      I agree with this and with the idea. So, my interpretive lenses come to play a role in here...

    6. speaking in gushy bromides about "connecting people" and "building strong communities."

      I gotta say that my interpretive lenses play a big role on this sentence. I feel defensive because recently I applied for an internship at Facebook Inc. where the whole point is to build communities through mobile technology.

    7. sometimes for the worse.

      He delivers his point in a subtle manner.

    8. "a 1,000-pound gorilla."


    9. fix all the water pipes in Flint, or give $9,000 to every single one of the world's refugees.

      Estimates to emphasize and make interesting his point.

    10. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced that they were giving 99 percent of their wealth to charity.

      Context and facts are given.

    11. that is how they plan to become successful philanthropists, too.

      This is the thesis of the article. The main point.

    12. "breaking shit."

      He does not see them as men, but as immature guys.

    13. “effective altruism.”

      Derogatory style for referring to these terms so embraced by tech entrepreneurs. We could argue that his interpretive lenses for this same topic are not the same as the ones of an average tech entrepreneur.

    14. disrupty-er philanthropy

      Silicon Valley is famous for disrupting anything it touches.

    15. Today's billionaires

      Contexts and facts are given.

    16. the Earth went around the sun.

      This exaggeration further sets the tone of the story - an ironic tone.

    17. Rich people gave their money to museums and churches and opera houses and Harvard.

      The use of humor sets the tone for a satiric style

    18. “hacker philanthropy”

      More satire. He doesn't grasp such terms.

    19. “giving circles”

      The use of quotation marks conveys a satirical style.

      Let us remember that a satire involves the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.