I’m writing this down because of the lump I had in my throat while reading the Laurie Penny article on Milo Yiannopoulos’ followers. It shows the limits of her wonderful way of writing within the sad state of journalism as it is: Best payed for stirring up emotions and discussions, and for setting social groups […]
Anti-intellectual media criticism in Germany as a longing for authentic truth. At its root might be things like the shattering of objectivism by social media use as well as the experience of GDR state-controlled media.
Social media makes the tension visible that comes with the slow change of our understanding of truth and identity performance. The crisis of journalism results partially from the focus on “advertising, PR and entertainment” and the logic of social networks, somethingsomethingaboutidentiy, but: Please leave Selfies alone.