Today I Learned

TIL, 2018-06-26, Reaction to Chamath Day

  • Reaction to Chamath
    • When people scroll down, they pick the first comment that sounds good for them, and adopt that as their own opinion. People are unable to think for themselves.
    • Just say “I don’t know” if you don’t know things. Not having an opinion about something is okay.
    • Karma in Reddit plays a role in how conversations are ordered and shown.S
    • Reddit vs Facebook: access to communities that share my interests via subreddits. Facebook: gratification, not community building. Ex: beekeeping is not a popular interest, but Reddit makes it possible to create a decently sized community.
    • Facebook is worse than Reddit, because it consisted of friends, rather than strangers.
    • Things that are consumer driven are short term in nature today.
    • Like all tech, social media comes with both challenges and potential benefits.

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