I am trying to absorb this concept …… of siding with the “other side” to what hide out and be a coward ??? We need to stand for what’s right and moral !! That’s the power of free speech either get off the internet or stick to your guns and tell it like it is !!! that’s just my take …
Your social standing, algorithmized
The recent ongoing Facebook saga involving potential user data abuse underlines once again the ways in which our online personas are curated, collected, monetized and sliced and diced in all sorts of ways. Increasingly they will be treated as next-generation credit scores, not only able to keep tabs on our financial respectability but also manner of other metrics by which we can be considered quality citizens.
Recently, I failed such a test. On Twitter, I try to follow a diverse range of thinkers, since it seems a good way to steer clear of the “filter bubble” effect. If there’s an issue that I feel strongly about, I like to follow “thought leaders” on the other side of the ideological divide so as to be exposed to their response to items in the news.