The Outrage Machine


I don’t spend much time on social media anymore. Part of this is just having too much other things to do, a gym, forests to visit, manuscripts to edit, a husband to enjoy, and all the other beautiful things that make life actually interesting to attend to. The other part is that I don’t really need to anymore, having finally transitioned away from being the site-editor of Gods&Radicals (which required constant social media engagement) to doing more administrative and publishing work.

Being disconnected in this way (but truthfully, being more connected in general to the rest of the world around me) is rather wonderful. But the break is not exactly clean, since I still have to rely on Twitter and Facebook in order to publicize essays. Also, you don’t really “leave” social media that easily, since the hegemonic effects of its peculiar modes of interaction linger in the mental landscape…

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