The advent of the internet and social media is indeed a wonderful thing. We can communicate with anyone around the world in real time. We can share information and experiences at a rate that would have taken us weeks to accomplish just 50 years ago. There are also real shortcomings with this technology. Part of the problem isn't the fault of the technology itself. Western capitalist societies place priority on profit. Get money. Get it anyway you can at all times. Make getting money your most important mission in life. The constant propagation of this primitive concept has done a lot to stunt the intellectual capacity of people and this phenomenon has created challenges with social media. Information today comes at us at an unprecedented rate. Since this technological advancement is fueled by the most individualistic philosophical foundation, the type of political sophistication that can only come from collective nurturing and development doesn't exist most of the time. Consequently, this mass barrage of information overwhelms society. Most of us have absolutely no analytical tools at our disposal. We cannot decipher the difference between a well researched and balanced piece of analysis from something someone jumped on the toilet to write. The only assessment tool so many people are working with is how things make them feel. Analysis has become defined by everyone's subjective individualistic experiences. This problem has become so pronounced that most of the time, nobody is even calling for analytical information to challenge most of the points being bandied about as analysis today.
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