Your brain on social media

Cancel Social Media Before It Cancels You

topdogUnpopular Opinions

I got a phone call from a high school friend the other day. We used to connect on Facebook. He left the platform (and all social media) because it took too much energy and brainpower trying to talk with morons. That’s my interpretation; he used different words, but that was the sense I got from it. Our conversation brought to mind my seething disdain for social media in general, and Facebook in particular. As I …

Opinions! I have opinions.

topdogUnpopular Opinions

Opinions don’t work well on Facebook. Over there, puppy and kitten videos reign supreme. I could post puppy photos all day long, never post anything controversial, get tons of likes and still be frustrated about Facebook. Why? Because puppy photos, benign comments, and “Hang In There, Kitten” memes are a saccharine substitute for real connections between people, in my opinion. That’s the lie behind Facebook’s “connecting people” concept: It’s not really about connecting people; it’s …