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In an essay for The Atlantic, Zeynep Tufekci writes:

“As a social media researcher and a user, every time I read one of these ‘let’s panic’ articles about social media (and there are many), I want to shout: Look at TV! Look at commutes! Look at suburbs! Look at long work hours!”

What she said.

My reading list is a key feature of this site. I constantly come across interesting articles about social media and am glad I have a place to share them. But at some point, I noticed that more than a few of them concerned the negative aspects of social media.

Yes, there are negative aspects … to just about everything, as Tufekci notes. It’s not that I’m ignoring them, I’m just being more discerning.