Results for tag: social-media

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

We've been inundated with articles about the dangers of phone addiction. This one takes it a step further by linking it to stress hormone levels. Not a surprise.

Linked on the 05th of May, 2019 Details

Facebook's role in brexit

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.

Published on the 01st of May, 2019 Read full post

The medium is the message

It's common knowledge today that social media has a tendency to amplify negative emotions, often based on falsehoods. The New York times recently published a piece about a study showing how Facebook fuelled anti-refugee attacks in Germany.

Published on the 23rd of August, 2018 Read full post

Facebook accused of introducing extremists to one another through ’suggested friends’ feature

Not The Onion.

Linked on the 07th of May, 2018 Details

Jaron Lanier: How we need to remake the internet

We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is through a third person who wishes to manipulate them.

Published on the 15th of April, 2018 Read full post

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

How outrage culture, dogmatism and lack of context are killing discourse.

Linked on the 24th of January, 2018 Details