While these images entertain us (I know they caught your eye) I believe that they are contributing to us "losing" our identities, and our knowledge. We are wandering through this digital wilderness and little tidbits of information like this are misleading and only leads to nonsensical claims. In addition, political lobbying of this kind is highly emotionally charged and usually has no facts to back it up.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Catching the Eye
I submit that the large majority of what we know about current politics or the current presidential election largely comes from social media. I know that as we are scrolling through Facebook or Instagram certain things catch our eye. We only stop scrolling for a moment to see something funny, or some misleading quote about a U.S. presidential candidate. We rarely take the time to further investigate any of the stands taken by the parties or their candidates. Upon scrolling on Facebook for 5 minutes here are some of the "funny" or "interesting" things that I have found.