I had an interesting argument with my son, this morning. We were talking about social media trends, like Vine, Reddit, ticktock, and social media "platforms" like Instagram, Twitter, and, of course, Facebook. I opined that AOL was really the original "social media platform" for people of my generation, and he vehemently disagrees. I'm trying to understand his argument, which, I think, is essentially that AOL was a "closed system", rather than "out on the internet" for anyone to see. I disagree with the distinction, but I'm interested in other people's views.
What do y'all think?
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich