With over 19 million views in a week, Gary Turk’s poetry jam is an ironic attack on social media that’s going viral because of social media and clickbait headlines like these.
It’s a tired old trope that tries to imply that social media is making us less social, when the opposite is true. This research paper seems to think so. A companion piece from xkcd here and here is worth sharing with anyone who shares this video. Try SelfControl or its alternatives if you’re looking for an app to curb your social media usage.
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