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BC Talks: Social Media

A resource curation dedicated to issues related to social media, activism, algorithms, and digital footprints.



On WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, listen to Kate Eichhorn describe the increasingly blurred boundary between private and public, how reputation, celebrity, and personal branding are becoming salient to younger and younger children, and how it is becoming more and more difficult to erase even quotidian dialogue (such as chat logs) from public perusal:

In his new book, The Chaos Machine, Max Fisher details how the polarizing effect of social media is speeding up. He joined All Things Considered to talk about why tech companies benefit from this outrage, and the danger it could pose to society.


Empathy Is Not Endorsement | Dylan Marron | TED

Social Media Activism and A Call to Action | Alexa Chukwumah | TEDxBrownU

What Do Your Digital Footprints Say About You? | Nicola Osborne | TEDxYouth@Manchester

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