September 26, 2014

125: You’re Being Manipulated

I rant about Ello, the new social network sensation of the moment, how it doesn’t differ from any other platform that’s run as a viable business, why those who prefer “echo chambers” are the primary folks flocking to it, and how having a vague, dictatorial, agenda-driven view of speech actually hurts its ultimate (worthy) cause.

Broadening it out, I get into a lengthly diatribe about the detrimental effects of socio-political narratives, how it causes people to view objectivity as dissent, why the media perpetuates the notion that there are distinctly good and evil “camps” or “sides” to an issue, and how it’s inherently human to be nuanced in beliefs, undecided and amenable to change.


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