Social Media

I just re-read the Unabomer’s manifesto. … It is a slightly crazy document… but the truth is that it is better reasoned and modulated than half of what I see on Twitter. And this is from people with blue check marks by their names and large followings.

I don’t know what it means to be able to honestly say that half the people on Twitter seem less hinged than a man who was sending bombs in the mail, but it does seem that we’re performing an experiment on ourselves— the consequences of which are as yet undetermined. Anyway I’m very happy to have withdrawn to the degree I have. It feels far more sane.

Sam Harris

Social media definitely has potential, but I haven’t found it to be useful or interesting in a long time. I’ve drifted away from using Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. When I occasionally revisit them, I am astounded by how insane many of the comments seem.

On the bright side, I’m reading more books.

When commenting, remember: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?