NYT Confronts Conformity?

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How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

So it goes with the fiction we read, the movies we watch, the music we listen to and, scarily, the ideas we subscribe to. They’re not challenged. They’re validated and reinforced. By bookmarking given blogs and personalizing social-media feeds, we customize the news we consume and the political beliefs we’re exposed to as never before. And this colors our days, or rather bleeds them of color, reducing them to a single hue.

…“Facebook allows people to react to each other so quickly that they are really afraid to step out of line,” he said.

 

I could add plenty, but won’t. Am I afraid of stepping out of line here?

 

 


 

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2 thoughts on “NYT Confronts Conformity?

  1. I am so new to social media (didn’t start till the beginning of this year) that I hear your question in my head all the time now. It’s not that I DON’T like the positive notifications I get…it’s that I’m so affected by the negative comment which comes in here or there. :)

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