Social Media

“...our online life is limited by the information bubbles we choose to inhabit”

"Humans tend to have an anchoring bias, a cognitive bias that causes us to rely too heavily on the first piece of information we are given about a topic. It’s a tendency highlighted in Proverbs 18:17: 'The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.'" - TGC

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Review: Daniel Darling’s A Way with Words: Using Our Online Conversations for Good

"...A Way with Words is a much-needed book. It’s no doubt easy enough to think of all the other people who need to read it, but some self-reflection should show that all of us will benefit from considering the ways we speak and, particularly, the ways we communicate online." - Challies

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“Social media is a double-edged sword. It tries to fill two voids in our culture and ultimately fails on both counts.”

"It is not that all individuals are level-headed, or reflective, or kind, or merciful. It is that level-headedness, or introspection, or kindness, or mercy are only possible for individuals. Crowds can be joyful or they can be murderous; they can celebrate or they can protest; but what is beyond their reach is sobriety – and it is sobriety that ultimately separates civilization from barbarism." - Acton

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“We may have Jesus in the bio, but it's the Republican or Democratic Party that is really in our hearts.”

"'Follower of Jesus.' A follower of Jesus myself, I normally like to see those words on someone's Twitter profile. Lately, however, I'm reluctant to scroll down for fear that this same follower has cussed out a politician on the social media platform or tweeted nasty things at a person they disagree with." - Dan Darling

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We Digitized the Mob, and There's No Place to Hide

“It is easy to understand why someone surrounded by the mob surrenders to its power, but those corporate boardrooms are far from the fray and well-protected…. So why have they turned their backs on law and order and embraced the mob? What has changed since the 1960s that makes it so much harder for leaders in government, business and culture to condemn violence and lawlessness?” - RealClearPolitics

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