The Twitter Top 100

“In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies — the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.”

– Aldous Huxley, 1958, in the article The Capitalist Free Press

Keep that in mind when you read the Twitter Top 100.

Happy to report that I follow precisely none of them.

 

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