Tag Archives: Facebook

Jeremy Corbyn is winning on Facebook

He may not be doing so well with real voters, but it’s a different story on the Internet. Helen Lewis on a virtual reality revolution: We talk about the “Westminster bubble” but we should talk about the “Facebook bubble”, too. Most … Continue reading

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Distractions, distractions

Should tech companies be doing more to stop us from becoming addicted to our apps? In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Jacob Weisberg introduces us to an ex-Google engineer who thinks we all need help:

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When Leo Tolstoy joined Facebook

Since my latest attempt (the fifth, I think) to read “War and Peace” has ground to an embarrassing halt, a victim of the cruel Russian winter, I’m cheering myself up with this marvellous sliver of literary day-dreaming by Paul Greenberg. … Continue reading

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A social media health warning

Multi-tasking is the enemy. I should pin this article above my desk, but of course, I’m too busy to print it up. And who prints articles when you can just tweet them and pick up some much-needed retweets along the … Continue reading

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Links

“Hipsters are the new chavs.” It’s all about denigrating the young, says the Evening Standard’s Richard Godwin. Talking of the young… “People in their 30s are starting to notice that you can’t spend all those Facebook likes on a decent … Continue reading

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Distractions

You would expect Clay Shirky,  prophet of new technology and professor of media studies at NYU,  to be relaxed about the idea of students using laptops and other gadgetry in the classroom. He used to be. But he’s had a … Continue reading

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