David Carr, The New York Times, July 27, 2014

Geopolitics and the ubiquity of social media have made the world a smaller, seemingly gorier place. On our phones, news alerts full of body counts bubble into our inbox, Facebook feeds are populated by appeals for help or action on behalf of victims, while Twitter boils with up-to-the-second reporting, some by professionals and some by citizens, from scenes of disaster and chaos. With the advent of social media, we don’t have to witness war in the rearview mirror, the war comes to us in real time. […read more]