where social media interaction has replaced genuine debate and political discourse, where politicians are judged by whether we’d want to have a beer with them, where scientific consensus is rejected, where scientific research is underfunded, where journalism is drowning in celebrity gossip.
How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization
David Hopkins
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I see the point about intellectualist apocalypse but I don’t think social media is necessarily the underpinning of it. It has surely done a lot of damage but I think it has also made some big impacts too. I’ve learned so much from social media: my mind has been challenged by my interactions online, hell Medium is a product of social media too. I love social media, and I think we are actually moving toward a place of learning how to harness social media’s power for good.

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