Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Political Role of Social Media

An interesting discussion of the limitations of social media, considered in the light of the Presidential Elections in the US.  The point surely, like specialist TV channels, is that such media choice does not encourage you to learn something new; it rather serves to confirm what you already know.  The question then is how can we get people to challenge the views that they already hold; such learning, evolving or changing opinions, seems essential to me.

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