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Quick Hits, Week 6

 

John Udell, It’s Time to Engineer Some Filter Failure

Udell argues that our social media platforms, because they’re interested in tailoring content to us, have the side-effect of narrowing our worldviews, only exposing us to ideas that we already like or agree with.

Jason Fagone, The Construction of a Twitter Aesthetic

The New Yorker takes a look at @NeinQuarterly, and how it led its author to a different writing style. A nice example of how genre and medium affect the ways we write and put ideas together.

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