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Siamo in un Truman Show

Media & Social media

Divertente parallelismo tra Truman show e il nostro uso del social web:

In real life, here in 2018, we are all the stars of our own personalized, algorithmic Truman Shows. Facebook titillates us with finely tuned updates. Google answers every conceivable question. Apple swaddles us in their impeccably-designed walled garden. Amazon anticipates our every whim. Netflix keeps us happily entertained. Uber and Lyft whisk us between Airbnbs with unparalleled efficiency and precision.

Da sottolineare come il web, anche se prima della sofisticazione attuale degli algoritmi (la ricerca è del 2010), sia meno partigiano di quello che è il nostro ambiente sociale offline di tutti i giorni,

Has technology trapped us between utility and manipulation? Is this a new kind of 21st century purgatory? As we emerge from our digital domes and blink in the too-bright sunlight, we might begin to notice something odd. Our physical lives are actually more

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Facebook e Platone

Media & Social media

Le scorciatoie nascondono sempre qualcosa…

Tweeting and trolling are easy. Mastering the arts of conversation and measured debate is hard. Texting is easy. Writing a proper letter is hard. Looking stuff up on Google is easy. Knowing what to search for in the first place is hard. Having a thousand friends on Facebook is easy. Maintaining six or seven close adult friendships over the space of many years is hard. Swiping right on Tinder is easy. Finding love — and staying in it — is hard.