Plugged in and overloaded

I don’t think the internet is helping me. Or more specifically, it’s not helpful when you already have a tendency of overthinking most things before you do them. I am much more likely to Google “strange elbow rash” then book an appointment with a GP. And I know I’m not the only one. We live in a world where information is literally at our fingertips and overthinking is not only encouraged, but celebrated.

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Social Media Post-Brussels: How freely should we discuss multiculturalism and terrorism?

Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”

This is the famous quote from The Guardian’s founder CP Scott that sits at the top of their Comment is Free web page, illustrating what value the media outlet puts on discussions with its readers. However, in January of 2016 their Readers’ Editor Stephen Pritchard penned a piece explaining why some topics will no longer be open to comments on The Guardian website.

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