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Tristan Harris
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Amazing press from today's Apture Hotspots launch. So proud of the team:

"When you see the web rewrite itself like this, it’s kind of like magic. Every time we search, we’re effectively teaching the web that a synapse is missing, and Apture fills it in."
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Thanks +MG Siegler for the great post on Apture Hotspots' launch today, we've had an amazing response today so far! #makecuriosityviral
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One thing I don't like about the Google+ integration with that when I'm on and I click on "+Tristan", there's no obvious way to get back to proper and just search. I feel like I have to go back to my address bar and search from omnibox, or type

I'm pretty capable but feel like some people might get confused when the static gray bar at the top suddenly changes all its search-related tabs out for "Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Photos, Reader" etc.
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C'mon not like that's a big deal or anything... just shifting around a few links on the top of a page that generates billions of dollars per year shouldn't be too controversial :)
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Design Ethics @ Google
  • Google
    Design Ethics, 2012 - present
    Studying how the design, affordances and choice architectures of products affect users' behavior and wellbeing.
  • Apture (acquired by Google)
    CEO & Co-founder, 2007 - 2011
    Apture is like "lighter fluid for sparks of curiosity." We enabled users to access instant, interactive, on-the-fly explanations on any topic without leaving their place, on a footprint of more than one billion web pages per month on sites like Economist, ScientificAmerican, NYTimes, etc. Apture's was also a featured extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers.
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Engineer (intern), 2003 - 2005
  • Wikia, Inc.
    Mayfield Fellow (intern), 2006 - 2006
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San Francisco - Buenos Aires - Hamburg, Germany - Berlin, Germany - Chavin de Huantar, Peru
Entrepreneur, design ethicist, behavioral scientist geek and philosopher.
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2006
  • Stanford University
    Masters Computer Science (unfinished), 2006 - 2007
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