(Thread:) This is the reality of the fully commercialized mainstream internet: an indigestible mass of shortest-form opinions, purposefully selected by algorithms to agitate us on platforms that are designed to record and memorialize our most agitated, reflexive responses.
I want to revive the original spirit of the older, pre-commercial internet—if not in form, then in function. A slower, more thoughtful, more creative space. You're invited: edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…

7:53 PM · Jun 15, 2021

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These responses are, in turn, elevated in proportion to their controversy to the attention — and prejudice — of the crowd. In the resulting zero-sum blood sport that public reputation requires, combatants are incentivized to occupy the most conventionally defensible positions...
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...which reduces all politics to ideology and splinters the polis into squabbling tribes. The products of the irreconcilable differences this process produces are nothing more than well-divided "audiences," made available to the influence of advertisers...
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These responses are, in turn, elevated in proportion to their controversy to the attention — and prejudice — of the crowd. In the resulting zero-sum blood sport that public reputation requires, combatants are incentivized to occupy the most conventionally defensible positions...
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...and all that it cost us was the very foundation of civil society: tolerance. You can read the rest here: edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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What the fuck
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On it and reading now 🎊
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BRING BACK HAMPSTER DANCE
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Too much of Mountain Dew...
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