I was originally planning to write this as an article about how to meet new friends, but after a humorous moment of self-reflection and honesty, I’ve decided to keep my article writing to areas that I know about and am at least vaguely competent.
And so instead, I am going to focus on thinning your personal social herd – or at least, assessing it.
America’s mid-terms are just around the corner, and at a time where political and social upheavals are rampant, there are so many issues through which the battle lines are drawn. You just need to log into social media to see the topics that people are posting about on their Facebook timelines and earnestly tweeting about to see that times have moved on from the era of people Rick-rolling each other and posting cat memes.
Social media has become a vehicle for ideological wars, and through the smoke of the rhetorical artillery shells, there’s a disturbing and perhaps even surprising reality that is emerging.
The art of debate is dying.