September 22, 2016

One of the more ineffective ways to get your message across. Credit: Theilr / Flickr Creative Commons

According to Clay Shirky, there’s been a fundamental shift in how politicians connect with the public. Why? Social media and the power of a retweet.

“History will not judge media kindly in this election.”Harvard’s Nicco Mele explains how media is shaping the 2016 campaign.

Apparently, there are lots of ways to insult people in Japan. But there aren’t any “bad” words. Ben Bergen explains the puzzling mores of swear words, with minimal bleeps.

Nicco Mele, Clay Shirky, innovation hub, politics, WGBH, Kara Miller

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