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  •  an app called Paper... the end of Civilization.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee, FiredUpInCA
    But hey, if one of the richest companies in America can get richer by making you a little stupider every time you look at your phone, small price to pay.  And boy, does it make you stupider.  Paper tracks the news you're interested in, and gives you more of that and less of everything else, never burdening you with contradictory information or telling you anything new.  That's what makes it news.  But only seeing the stuff that confirms the opinions you already have isn't news — it's Fox News.  (wild audience laughter and applause)

    The reason so many Americans, for example, think climate change is a hoax is that their only source for science news is Glenn Beck, Fox, and Matt Drudge, the cracker trifecta.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 12:09:35 PM PST

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