Political Division Doesn't Violate Social Media Terms of Service

31 Dec: Publishing Our Lives To Death

Social media catches a lot of flack, and rightfully so, but it surprises me that very few people seem to understand what’s wrong with it at a root level. It seems obvious to me. It’s right there in the name. Social media. Social networks have been a fixture of the human experience since the dawn of civilization. A social network is just a collection of people with which we communicate. The problems come from technology companies taking our ordinary social communication, and turning those communications into media. And they did it for the money.