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Offline cdev

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Good article on "The Deliberate Awfulness of Social Media"
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:22:33 am »
This is so true.

https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-deliberate-awfulness-of-social-media

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We find ourselves today connected to vast repositories of knowledge and yet we have not learned to think. In fact, the opposite is true: that which was intended to enlighten the world in practice darkens it. The abundance of information and the plurality of worldviews now accessible to us through the internet are not producing a coherent consensus reality, but one riven by fundamentalist insistence on simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics.

It is on this contradiction that the idea of a new dark age turns: an age in which the value we have placed upon knowledge is destroyed by the abundance of that profitable commodity, and in which we look about ourselves in search of new ways to understand the world.
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away."
 

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Re: Good article on "The Deliberate Awfulness of Social Media"
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 03:50:01 am »
What about the social media here about the Audiophools?

It could be awful to them as the truth does hurt.

Coming from an Electrical Engineers blog and community it's no conspiracy theory to guess what they're made off.
 


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