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It's enough to make you stop and wonder: Is there something inherently wrong with social media? Is it bad for us? It it ... evil?
This isn't a new question. I've thought about it a lot over the years. My life and career are wrapped up in social media. I know it's sometimes tempting to dismiss social networks as time sucks ... or even threats to civilization. But this is too simplistic. The truth, I think, is much closer to an old adage:
The day after fire was invented, someone invented arson.
Social media, just like fire, is a technology. It's neither good nor evil. You can use it to bring warmth and light into your life. Or you can use it to burn, harm, and destroy.
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