Reposted https://unherd.com/2018/08/social-media-makes-fascists-us/.

How social media makes fascists of us all - UnHerd (UnHerd)
About twenty years ago the novelist Umberto Eco, noting like George Orwell how loose the word fascism had become, wrote that the ideology is like a virus that changes to reflect the contours of the society in which it exists. Mussolini’s version was quite different from Franco’s, for example. But wherever it went, claimed Eco, …

Bookmarked Social Timelines: Life Lost on the Curated Projections of Other People’s Lives?.

Time spent reading social timelines is time lost. Scrolling through a timeline is time consumed by the curated projections of other people’s lives, which are absorbed wholly and only at the cost of living your own. Or, to put it another way: time spent on timelines amounts to time spent not living your life.
Social Timelines: Life Lost on the Curated Projections of Other People’s Lives? by James Shelley (jamesshelley.com)
I’m looking for agreement, disagreement, or reflections on the following proposition: Time spent reading social timelines is time lost. Scrolling through a timeline is time consumed by the curated projections of other people’s lives, which are absorbed wholly and only at the cost of living your ...