If they weren’t on a screen, would we hear them scream?

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If they weren’t on a screen, would we hear them scream?

Netflix’s doc about social media’s perils is causing waves, an unlikely scenario were it a book

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Five years ago, my wife and I deleted Facebook and Twitter from our phones.

I know this sounds like virtue signalling, the technological equivalent of telling people that you bake your own cross-fit equipment out of matted alpaca hair and bespoke kale mulch, but the truth is it couldn’t be further from a boast.

In retrospect it was a conscious decision, but at the time it felt like pure reaction, a desperate lunge for serenity and health, and an implicit acknowledgment that this couldn’t go on...

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