Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

https://youtu.be/3tJmvRkFWVQ Psychological quirks make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions by Emily Esfahani Smith Atlantic edited by O Society May 7, 2019 In her book No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a … Continue reading Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

Judgement Day: Our Digital Dystopia

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota May 5, 2019 edited by O Society Joe was standing before St. Peter at the gate. St. Peter asked him, “What have you done for the good of humankind?” “I’ve made people rich,” Joe responded, “wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. I helped them buy expensive cars, homes around the world, … Continue reading Judgement Day: Our Digital Dystopia

Existence precedes likes: how online behaviour defines us

by Francisco Mejia Uribe Aeon edited by O Society May 3, 2019 One of the hallmarks of existentialism is its particular emphasis on the concept of ‘anguish’, understood as the feeling we experience when we grasp our radical responsibility in defining who we are – individually and as a species. If human beings have no predetermined essence … Continue reading Existence precedes likes: how online behaviour defines us

Social Media and the Society of the Spectacle

by Kenn Orphan CounterPunch edited by O Society May 2, 2019 “The reigning economic system is a vicious cycle of isolation. Its technologies are based on isolation, and these contribute to the same isolation. From automobiles to television, the goods the spectacular system chooses to produce also serve it as weapons for constantly reinforcing the … Continue reading Social Media and the Society of the Spectacle

Facebook’s newest so-called ‘fact checkers’ are climate deniers paid by the Koch corporation

Editor's note: This is an example of why you will not find an O Society site on Facebook. There is no effort made on social media to get the "news" information distributed on these platforms to corroborate with what we see in reality. Facebook spreads propaganda the way a hooker spreads STDs and for the … Continue reading Facebook’s newest so-called ‘fact checkers’ are climate deniers paid by the Koch corporation

Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes." by Max Blumenthal Consortium News edited by O Society April 21, 2019 As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he has sought to make a foil out of freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, … Continue reading Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves by Kareem Abdul Jabbar Guardian edited by O Society April 17, 2019 On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous … Continue reading The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US