Is Facebook a structural threat to free society? I make the argument.
America’s Overton window has been blown wide open. What does this mean?
Social media censorship is increasing, and will have the effect of radicalizing fringe thinkers.
You should always hope you’re wrong. This will strengthen your thought and knowledge over time.
“I read it online” is one of the weakest things you can say. It makes you look dumb and doesn’t help anybody. Learn to avoid it.
Be on the lookout for second-order opinions – viral information repeated without actual understanding.
There is a skill that is absolutely necessary to survive and success in the information society. The ability to find information – “Google-Fu” – is essential.
Advertising is assault – a psychological bombardment of the mind. Learn how to spot these assaults, how to avoid them, and how to fight back.
The media will never speak for you, and it is not your ally. Powerful elites control the media, and their narrative choices are driven by the profit motive. Those looking for their own voice must turn to the free internet, as old media structures collapse under a new information society.
Information is power, used as a tool of social control. But for information manipulation to be successful, the audience needs to be paying attention. The war for attention is the new reality for the media, the public, and yourself.