All tagged Social Media

Can the Internet Be More Than a Soapbox?

People are consuming dangerous materials in a desperate hope for medical cures. It’s an old problem, but I think the network technologies we’ve constructed make it harder for these sorts of ideas to be expunged. We’ve given edge beliefs the largest soapbox in the world. Instead of being brought out into the light of the day, challenged and deconstructed, beliefs are driven down deeper into the fabric of the internet. Christopher Roosen explores. 

Relationships are a Limited Numbers Game

Does technology let us soar to new heights of social connectivity? Unlikely. A theory known as “Dunbar’s numbers” suggests there is a physically imposed upper limit to the number of meaningful relationships that we can form. This seems to challenge the orthodoxy of trying to use relationship platforms to gain massive sets of social connections.