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If you post/tweet on social media more than twenty or thirty times a day, you might be extremely online. (Yes, there are plenty of right-wing, liberal, and “leftist” journalists and editors engaged in this infantile behavior, as well some of what’s below).

If you self-identify and promote yourself or your brand as a “leading voice” in politics, you might be extremely online.

If you have rationalized, normalized, and habituated the practice of endlessly scrolling through social media and the news; posting and incessantly offering “hot takes” on current events; policing others’ thoughts; and losing track of all space, time, and human connection whether to serve a greater “cause”, report on breaking news, or to build your “brand”, you might be extremely online. …

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William Hawes

Author of the ebook Planetary Vision: Essays on Freedom and Empire. Visit my website williamhawes.wordpress.com

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