Tag Archives: SocialMediaIsDestroyingSociety

Liberals and Conservatives Are Both Totally Wrong about Platform Immunity | by Tim Wu | Medium

By | March 14, 2021

Everyone is, in short, currently asking for the wrong thing. Which makes it worth asking: Why? One reason is that this area is confusing, and the idea of making tech “responsible” does sound good. There are, as I discuss below, ways in which they should be. Also, as described below, the mere threat of 230… Read More »

When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for role in Khashoggi killing, fake Twitter accounts went to war

By | March 3, 2021

Saudi-based Twitter accounts using fake profile pictures, repetitive wording and spammy tactics sought to undermine the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials, made public Friday, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “approved” the operation that led to the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Source: When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for… Read More »

Playstation 5 and Twitter

By | January 8, 2021

I have a very tolerate/hate relationship with Twitter. I think I’m literally on my 14th account, and I’ve deactivated my current one, only to reactivate before the 30-day time-out period, about 10 times now. There are many reasons. One is that it’s just depressing. “Doomscrolling” is very much a thing, especially after something as tumultuous… Read More »

Even If It’s ‘Bonkers,’ Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories

By | January 1, 2021

Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll. Source: Even If It’s ‘Bonkers,’ Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories The poll results add to mounting evidence that misinformation is gaining a foothold in American society and that conspiracy theories… Read More »

Trump’s “Plan” to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Is a Predictable Clusterf–k | Vanity Fair

By | December 1, 2020

According to Politico, the Trump administration has basically decided to pass the gargantuan, daunting task of getting vaccines to people to individual states, a strategy it used to address the pandemic this spring that led to disastrous results. While state and federal officials agree that the country’s 21 million health care workers should be the… Read More »

Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill

By | October 29, 2020

Dorsey noted that every person or organization that signs up to have an account on Twitter agrees to its terms and services. Source: Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill In a world of weasel words, said about so many things, this one has to be in the… Read More »

Alas Twitter

By | October 6, 2020

I’ve tried to work with Twitter. I’ve tried pruning my follow list. I’ve tried blocking terrible people and muting terrible subjects. I’ve tried turning off retweets for people who, otherwise, had interesting things to say. But all of this is hopeless. Even the people who are left coming through in my feed only want to… Read More »

Dunbar’s Number – Wikipedia

By | October 6, 2020

Dunbar’s Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. This number was first proposed in the 1990s by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who found a correlation… Read More »