…e can be expressed, like groundwater seeping to the surface under the pressure of surrounding rock. Decentralized authoritarianism can, perhaps, be countered by the decentralized networks of 21st-century digital culture, which has put the tools of accelerated image creation and dissemination at our fingertips.
… their audience will search for and seeding their information to show up, prominently, as a result. The very searches meant to fact-check one’s own beliefs can end up simply enforcing them — particularly for the audience Tripodi studied, who were unified with their distrust of the mainstream media.
What The Circle might want to accomplish, therefore, is nudging users to have a ready-to-hand relation with its software so that the tool disappears into the background and the focal point becomes the peers on the network. This way, the experience seems like it’s all about the conversations and not about the commodification of heart-to-hearts. The smooth back and forth of a tête-à-tête can break down through inhibition if strong reminders exist that intermediaries are present and staring with objectifying gazes.
Those media portrayals don’t do us any favors. By always showing desire as novel, spontaneous and exciting, they don’t give us much of a roadmap for keeping the heat on after the first part of getting together. And gendered expectations, as a result, merely underscore those differences along pink and blue lin…
But as we’ve established above, denying economic assumptions is not the same as denying scientific ones. If we were to find that in every single situation a minimum wage increase lowers employment, then yes, denying that “law” would be silly.
There’s a problem with this neat economic explanation, however. Humans aren’t rational. At all. It is an absurd theory, contrary to human experience (like, say, an immaculate conception), that is nevertheless taken very, very seriously by the economic profession.
He had a key insight that people riding underground in trains don’t care what’s happening above ground. The main goal of a passenger is to get from a station A to station B. Every person had 2 questions in mind “Where do I get on? Where do I get off?”