This week, Global Comment’s editors are exploring reads on social engineering, crime, and mysterious childhood illnesses.
Global Comment’s editors are reading about dictators who leverage social media, automation of fast food, life after prison, and more. Join us!
Colossal mistakes in 2017 have YouTube on the hot seat, as it should be: Google is punishing the marginalised communities that made YouTube such a success.
Stories interesting us this week: The privatisation of the internet, the ‘new Silk Road,’ teaching the Holocaust, the rise of conservative media, and development in India. Come share your favourite reads with us!
In the vicious 2016 US election, is social media creating permanent ruptures that we won’t be able to repair after the dust has settled on Election Day?
What if you could live on forever as a digital avatar?
What we’re seeing with our changing notions of sharing and ownership might be a new hybrid of orality and literacy.
This sort of meta-flattery more or less ensures that at least 25 people will still read about how your favorite book is something classy, like The Da Vinci Code.
The above was part of yet another political discussion taking place on Facebook, the premier forum for solving the world’s problems.