There is a new book out on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. From a review, it seems the book takes a dystopian view of what Zuckerberg created with his social media platform.
The first reaction to social media was, as I recall, enthusiastic – taking participatory culture and politics to the masses for a flowering of human creativity and fulfillment at personal and community levels.
Then, second thoughts came upon us.
Now, we wallow in anxiety over misinformation, disinformation, wasted hours, personality distortions, cancel culture, ad hominem attacks in place of reasoned arguments, emotions crowding out goodwill, the rise of Trump, the evaporation of the habit of reading and learning how to think well, etc.
The Caux Round Table has proposed a code of ethics for users of social media, which you can view here.
Please join us to discuss this code and social media in general at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 31, at Landmark Center.
Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 am.
The cost to attend is $10.00 per person.
Space is limited to 25 attendees.
To register, please email Jed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of now, due to the Delta variant, the building is requiring face coverings for all who enter.
The event will last about 2 hours.