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This Friday at 3pm ET, I’m hosting an AMA with @eugene in this channel! He’s an incisive student of tech, authoring classics like Status as a Service and Seeing like an Algorithm. Ask him about social networks, consumer product, and insights from his years as a product exec at Oculus, Hulu, and Flipboard!
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@eugene do people ever try to convince you they are above seeking status? Or do you think everyone accepts it as truth?
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However, there’s just a ton of research an evidence that people do seek out status in all sorts of ways. A lot of this denial seems to stem from the stigmatization of the word status or more specifically "status-seeking". When someone is described that way, it's usually seen as a character flaw.
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But in truth, status itself is neutral, and it can be employed in both positive and negative ways. We should seek to accord status to that which we want to see more of. It's a reliable way for any society (or app) to ascribe worth to the types of behaviors they value.
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All the time. I agree that status isn’t the only thing that motivates people. Also, status is a spectrum, and I’ve met people who fall all along different points of that, from people who care only about status to those who seem like saints and immune to it.
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