How Social Media Hacked Civic Conversation

From How Social Media Hacked Civic Conversation - Study Hacks - Cal Newport :

As Haidt and Rose-Stockwell point out, this grandstanding isn’t somehow fundamental to our times, or an unavoidable side effect of public conversation, or even a necessary tactic for aggressive advocacy. It is instead an unexpected consequence of a small number of design choices made by the major social media companies a decade earlier.

These companies added easy ways to share and approve of posts to improve the experience of timeline-style content consumption, a new concept at the time. They ended up accidentally short-circuiting our brains.

Do others feel strongly about how the influx of social media has hijacked online civil discourse?

Yes.
Pls visit FirstWeekFlipPhone.com (catch it before July though otherwise it will be a Wayback Archive :wink: )

Genuine contribution:
Grandstanders scare me, but I secretly wanna be one.