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OtherWise by Dick Martin

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24Sisyphus Had It Easy

It’s the stuff of Greek myth. Like the poor guy condemned to roll a stone up a hill only to see it roll back down just as he reached the top, our ability to tap into events as they occur outstrips our capacity to understand them. By the 1960s, television had made “imagery” the dominant tool of communications and persuasion. In the last five years, the rise of social media has made “community” the new model. And the favored currency of every community is gossip and rumor.

One of the more unfortunate by-products of the information age is a steep rise in the rate and velocity of rumors. People have been gossiping about each other since Cain and Abel. And political rumors have an even richer history as a weapon of influence. ...

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