Still, are we using this technology correctly? Is the same tool that rendered the newspaper and the encyclopedia obsolete best used boiled down to its most basic form — context-free images that either drum up outrage or hit any other quick-trigger emotional button? Do we need large-scale Internet education? If we do, how do we reach those who are past the age of traditional, mandated schooling?
Or is this just the way it is now?
Ben Collins, writing in Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/_mobile/features/the-internet-is-broken?src=nl&mag=esq&list=nl_enl_pol_non_122013_broken-internet
H/t @julesmattsson and @jonathanhaynes
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It follows that strategically, journalists should use Twitter to consume news and get their content in front of other publishers. Do everything else on Facebook.
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