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The History of Bad Ideas: Facebook Friends

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In today’s episode about seemingly good ideas gone badly wrong David talks to the philosopher and journalist Kathleen Stock about Facebook Friends, something that was meant to make us happier and better connected but really didn’t. How did online friendship become so performative? Does its failings say more about Facebook and its business models or does it say more about us? And why are academics so susceptible to the madness of social media?

For ad-free listening and bonus episodes – including more bad ideas – subscribe to PPF+ www.ppfideas.com

Next time on The History of Bad Ideas: historian Christopher Clark on Antisemitism



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In today’s episode about seemingly good ideas gone badly wrong David talks to the philosopher and journalist Kathleen Stock about Facebook Friends, something that was meant to make us happier and better connected but really didn’t. How did online friendship become so performative? Does its failings say more about Facebook and its business models or does it say more about us? And why are academics so susceptible to the madness of social media?

For ad-free listening and bonus episodes – including more bad ideas – subscribe to PPF+ www.ppfideas.com

Next time on The History of Bad Ideas: historian Christopher Clark on Antisemitism



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