This is an article shared a little earlier this year, but I think its a must read. The things happening right now — Brexit, Trump, Turkey, Russia, anywhere… — are so crazy, on so many levels and the only thing we can do is watch it happening. Or can we do something?
As Tobias Stone puts it: “We need to beware not to become divided, we need to avoid getting lost in arguing through facts and logic, and counter the populist messages of passion and anger with our own similar messages. We need to understand and use social media. We need to harness a different fear… Trump and Putin supporters don’t read the Guardian, so writing there is just reassuring our friends. We need to find a way to bridge from our closed groups to other closed groups, try to cross the ever widening social divides.”
This said, there’s another thing I’ve been thinking and reading about a lot lately, which is the impact of algorithms on our world view. There was a nice article last year in the Huffington Post on this — Read it here