The Rise and Fall of “Social” Media

Broken promises of an ever-connected utopia we don’t even want

Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire — Destruction (1836)

Imagine a future in which your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds are so polluted with content by corporate interests that it’s nearly impossible to excavate the posts by your friends and family: the real people with whom we were promised social media would make it easier to “stay connected.”

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I reflect on technology and time, with an emphasis on conscious use of social industry platforms. I also write poems.

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Madeline Loesch

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I reflect on technology and time, with an emphasis on conscious use of social industry platforms. I also write poems.

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