More Opinions, Fewer Facts

Social media opens up a world of communication and enables collaboration, as we all know. I’ve been thinking about this point from a recent Robin Hanson blog post in which he talks about how we tend to use social platforms these days:

“We more often forward what others have said rather than saying things ourselves, the things we forward are more opinionated and less well vetted, and are more about politics, conflict, culture, and personalities.”

Does that sound like a world that’s using technology to improve?