Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
In this session, we dig into the economics of the attention economy, where conflict is a powerful strategy in attracting and holding attention. We examine the tricks and techniques used to amp up social conflict as a means for gaining profit and power and reflect on the addictive and yet corrosive influence of conflict entrepreneurs in business, entertainment, politics, and news.
What do people need to know about social media economics and the profit motives that underpin conflict?
DATE: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST or 7 - 8 PM EST. Click here to register.
NOTE: Courageous Conversations are offered at two different times to accommodate people's busy schedules. Choose the time that works for you!
LOCATION: Free online. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Click here to register.
Courageous Conversations are lively facilitated discussions where we activate critical thinking, listening, and self-expression skills by talking about social media, news stories, memes, social influencers, and more. We are thrilled to be partnering with Cortico, a social media listening platform that brings people together for small-group conversations around their lived experiences. Through a powerful combination of AI and human listening, we aim to surface community voices into public dialogue that showcases and strengthens media literacy competencies essential for citizenship.
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