Just watched a Netflix documentary about social media called THE SOCIAL DILEMMA that terrified me more than any horror movie I have seen in the past twenty years.
I have never been a fan of Twitter or Facebook or any of the other social apps out there. My Not A Blog remains my main (and really my only) method of interfacing with the internet. The accounts I have elsewhere largely just echo stuff I have already posted here. I do think the social media is having terrible effects on our society… on political discourse, on journalism, on the fabric of our democracy itself. But I do not think I ever realized how bad it was until I saw this doc.
I do hope we can find our way out. But I am pessimistic.
But then, I am pessimistic about a lot of things these days.
Current Mood: scared