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Loneliness is what the internet and social media claim to alleviate, though they often have the opposite effect. Communion can be hard to find, not because we aren’t occupying the same physical space but because we aren’t occupying the same mental plane: we don’t read the same news; we don’t even revel in the same memes. Our phones and computers deliver unto each of us a personalized—or rather, algorithm-realized—distillation of headlines, anecdotes, jokes, and photographs. Even the ads we scroll past are not the same as our neighbor’s: a pair of boots has followed me from site to site for weeks. We call this endless, immaterial material a feed, though there’s little sustenance to be found.
Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

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, …

Taking up the locked room challenges #withcolleagues

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Location: Freeing India.

Played two escape room challenges:

  • LIVE TO TELL – You are part of secret mission to enter the room of spies whom you suspect are sending our country’s defense secrets to enemy country. You know these spies have made locks in such a way that only these two spies by working together as a team can open the locker where the defense secret in kept. You enter the spies room and as feared you are locket inside. You have a limited time to recover the defense secrets and escape.
  • THE LOST CHAMBER – In a sunny afternoon, you went to the Youth Cultural Centre located in Nungambakkam. Someone suddenly covered your eyes from the back and you could see nothing but darkness. You gradually lose your consciousness after smelling some strong odor…… When you wake up, you find yourself in darkness and handcuffed. Can you make it out on time or you will be doomed.

 

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