Peter Cochrane: Escaping the comfortable 'rabbit hole' of social-media agreement

clock • 4 min read

Has social media killed reasoned debate? And, if so, how do we re-inject civility back into public discourse, asks Peter Cochrane

We now live in societies where the art of debate seems to have died and social media bashing has become a cause célèbre. Apparently, this new technology has stimulated neuroses, depression, isol...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Peter Cochrane: A tragedy of management hubris?

Management

A proliferation of MBAs can hinder more than help

clock 01 February 2024 • 3 min read
SEC's X account hacked in embarrassing security lapse

Hacking

Propagated fake news about bitcoin

clock 10 January 2024 • 2 min read
Security firm's social media account hacked by scammers

Hacking

Google-owned Mandiant’s X account was taken over for 6 hours

clock 04 January 2024 • 1 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Communications

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Both partners emphasise generative AI

Penny Horwood
clock 17 January 2024 • 2 min read
'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

Year of AI closes with breakthrough in non-invasive decoding of thoughts

Penny Horwood
clock 14 December 2023 • 2 min read
Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Currently the third and fourth biggest mobile operators, the merger would see the creation of a mobile giant with 27 million customers.

Penny Horwood
clock 15 June 2023 • 3 min read