Diversity, Polarization and Connectivity

Diversity, Polarization and Connectivity

The web is facilitating both diversity and uniformity PHOTO:
Annie Spratt

At one level, the web facilitates diversity. At another, it encourages uniformity. Paradox and contradiction seems to be the hallmark of complex, interconnected systems.

In politics, the web has allowed those of similar views to flock together. The center struggles as the wings and peripheries bulge. Tribalism and groupthink are flourishing. “The divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values — on government, race, immigration, national security, environmental protection and other areas — reached record levels during Barack Obama’s…

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