The Real Problem with Social Media Is It Keeps Us Trapped in the Moment

“If you asked me what the true danger about social media is, I’d say it’s much more subtle. It’s the problem of time — and becoming stuck in the present. It’s the relentless pressure of reverse chron.”

There’s no shortage of ideas out there about the dangers of social media, but this post makes a convincing argument that most people have overlooked the biggest problem with our platforms.

Clive Thompson argues that social media is keeping us stuck in the momentthanks to an emphasis on chronological news feeds.

He suggests a culture that’s stuck in the present can’t solve big problems and offers some interesting thoughts about ways social platforms could combat this if they wanted to (which they don’t).