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The Pervasiveness of Social Media in Our Lives

The Pervasiveness of Social Media in Our Lives

Yesterday we began discussing Jonathan Haidt’s illuminating Atlantic article analyzing the impact of social media on our culture. He notes the degree to which “a democracy depends on widely internalized acceptance of the legitimacy of rules, norms, and institutions” and shows how social media is undermining such acceptance as polarizing and often false content becomes increasingly pervasive and influential.

The 10 Commandments of Facebook: Things Christians Should Never Do On Social Media

The 10 Commandments of Facebook: Things Christians Should Never Do On Social Media

Sometimes it feels like Facebook should come with a warning label: Enter at your own risk.

The internet can be a harsh place, and it can be easier to slip into bad habits on social media than in the “real world.” You can’t always see the damage you do, you can react within seconds in the heat of anger, and it’s hard to take your words back once you’ve put them out to all of Facebook.

As Christians, we should be especially careful what we post online, and more importantly, how we treat others. You might be able to come up with more, but here are 10 problem areas that I see most often. Have you noticed yourself or others falling into these traps?

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