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Month: January 2017

On the rise of disinformation through the dumbing down of Social Media

On the rise of disinformation through the dumbing down of Social Media

For years I have been complaining that social media has shifted away from conversations towards marketing. It has shifted away from peer to peer conversations towards a broadcast model where crowds listen to and share individual sources rather than interact within a social network. As a result of this communication shift people re-share content rather than create their own. Until the election of Trump and Brexit it was unpleasant but had to be seen as part of modern life. We…

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