I could not sleep last night at all. So I organized my notes I’ve been taking over the last year on the problem of doing politics in advertising funded stream-based systems.
I know this election was about so much more than that (so much more), and our problems are so much deeper. But I remain convinced that even if social media is not the fire or the fuel of Breitbartian racism it is in fact the oxygen that helps it thrive and spread.
There are 537 pages of notes in this PDF, and it may not be immediately clear what each has to do with the book, but in my head at least they all relate. They are worth a read.
2 thoughts on “Notes on How Social Media Broke Our Democracy”
Wow. 537 pages. How about a Gdoc version that’s easier to comment on? (on mobile)
I like the chunked format though — makes that many pages possible to look at 🙂
Striving here to discern: what do we need to actually *do* to prepare for damage control as things break down?