Social Media

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

"Parler...has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms. But along with its success comes the reality that extremist movements like QAnon and the Boogalooers have thrived in the platform’s unregulated chaos." - The Conversation

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11 Ways I Am Reducing the Downside of Using Social Media

"4. Read more books. In her book iGen, Jean Twenge shows research that reading of books and long-form articles is dropping significantly ....Jennifer Lyell used to say something like, 'we need weighty content that is developed and designed for more than consumption at a stop light.'" - C.Leaders

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Church Membership Classes Should Consider Equipping Members to Understand And Use Social Media

"I am saying that given how pervasive, addictive, and damaging social media can be that knowing about social media and how to use it well forms a key aspect of Christian discipleship." - TGC

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“...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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