I don’t like social media. It invades our privacy. It scatters our focus, diminishing our ability to think deeply and critically about issues. It’s narcissistic and often banal, frequently catering to the lowest moral common denominator. It’s rife with anger, propelling outrage culture to increasingly ridiculous heights. And yet, on some level, it seems necessary. Necessary to protect freedom on speech. Necessary to keep ginormous corporate conglomerates in check. Necessary to shed light where light needs to be shed. Necessary to remind us of certain truths about what it means to be human, namely connecting with others and discovering new things. So here’s to using social media for the necessary goods, and not the popular evils.
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