Tag Archives: Social Media

How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media – The New York Times

Stephen Savage

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

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Alan Schein/Getty Images

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

A Low-Tech Guide to Becoming More Politically Active – The New York Times

Alternative National Park Twitter Accounts Appear As EPA Media Blackout Continues : All Tech Considered : NPR

Countering the Trump administration’s restrictions on public communications, unofficial Twitter accounts for the National Park Service have been tweeting facts about climate change.

Source: Alternative National Park Twitter Accounts Appear As EPA Media Blackout Continues : All Tech Considered : NPR