Comparisons to Hitler or the Nazis are pervasive in our media environment. What is this reductio ad hitlerum doing for us?
For whom are fleeting emotional outbursts unleashed?
Revolutionary Mathematics convincingly demonstrates that our primary task in a critique of algorithmic logic should not be de-reification, which would presuppose a degree of control over technology that we do not possess. But it doesn’t always follow its own advice.
We don’t need socialized dating apps. We need to eliminate the social conditions that make them useful.
Our rationalizations for using social media are much more sophisticated than those for using drugs.
Social media is both an expression of the crisis of the social that pre-exists the internet and a potent accelerator of that crisis. Solving this does not mean fixing online. It means changing, IRL, the society that makes life empty and atomized in the first place.
Our contemporary social media ecosystem is both the product of and the producer of the accelerating destruction of social bonds.