Category: Blog Post
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jenna Wortham
Source Date: 11/22/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site
Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised that Donald Trump could be elected president, but I was. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, two of the most liberal places in the country. But even online, I wasn’t seeing many signs of support for him. How did that blindness occur? Social media is my portal into the rest of the world — my periscope into the communities next to my community, into how the rest of the world thinks and feels. And it completely failed me.