10 years of social media has left us all worse off

The past decade has had plenty of landmark moments - but one big change crept up on us slowly: our experiences in the liminal space of social media.

Somewhere between Silicon Valley and our vibrating pockets, between our closest friends and some faceless trolls, our privacy, politics, economy and above all our attention were reshaped by Facebook and its outriders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2019, with the headline '10 years of social media has left us all worse off'. Print Edition | Subscribe