Schlemiel Theory gets honorable mention in a recent post by the blog InfiniteCoincidence. Take a look at this insightful post which covers a lot of contemporary cultural ground with a philosophical edge.
What I’m trying to do on this site is make links between things I haven’t seen connected together elsewhere*. Hence the links themselves are usually more important than what I have to say about them. In the last couple of days I have come across three things which I think vindicate (albeit, inevitably, in an infinitely more coherent and detailed fashion, one based on research and careful thought rather than guesswork and ‘affect’) the thoughts I’ve been trying to articulate over the past few weeks. First there is an article by Carole Cadwalldr which details the ways in which right-wing trolls have been able to infiltrate the algorithms of Google and Facebook in order to create their own reality, one which is increasingly conditioning ours:
The technology that was supposed to set us free may well have helped Trump to power, or covertly helped swing votes for Brexit. It has…
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