"#SocialMedia Has Hijacked Our Brains and Threatens Global Democracy"
> Social media speaks directly to the most reactive, least reflective parts of our minds, demanding we pay attention even when our calmer selves might tell us not to. It is no surprise that this form of media is especially effective at promoting hate, white supremacy, and public humiliation.
I agree and I feel addicted to the rush social media gives. This was an indirect decision from companies to maximize engagement. :/
I am hopeful that #SocialCoop will be different :3
> This domination of System 2 by System 1 thinking is the real social media “revolution.”
I disagree with this premise, I think it has more to do with the destruction of #noplatform for hateful/fascist/reactionary views and the ability to form niche communities.
Eg, I have talked with more people politically align with me trough the internet than trough IRL events; and that is also something powerful.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]