An interesting idea emerges from the ether of Fascistbook:
You should “like” status updates you disagree with.
It exposes you to ideas and opinions that you do not share (a learning experience in disguise)… it helps solidify (or destroy) your own ideas and… it can be a good test of how tolerant you are of free speech when it’s speech you personally do not like.
Fakebook, Sh*tter, and BlankedOut all have proprietary algorithms that show you more of what you “like” which means… they create social echo-chambers.
Each time you “like” a status update, the site shows you more of that thing and less of everything else.
This is probably why conservatives have no freakin’ clue what the other side is really doing (or how they think) and vice versa.
Inside these digital bubbles, people don’t even have civil conversations anymore. It’s all whining, wailing, and whimpering about how evil the other side is.
There have been times when I’ve been out amongst friends or family and been on Fakebook because I’m bored and… other people were also on their phones.
Everyone ignoring everyone else in REAL LIFE.
Which is why I often refer to them, collectively, as antisocial media.
of course, it’s not all bad.
I met my wife on a sub-thread on Facebook.
Alright, enough of this. On to some serious business.
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