Getting started by getting dark.

As I prep Electronic Communication for the 2018 spring semester, and consider all the online platforms I am asking students to use, all the time I am asking them to spend on screens rather than with people, I can’t help but wonder: just because I call the class “social media for social good,” is social media really good for my students?

Orge Castellano paints a dark but well-considered picture: “Social Media Giants are Hacking Your Brain–this is how.” Can we resist? Can we implement the tools in a way to build a house we want to live in? Let’s think about the course that way and see what happens.