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intheflow

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Member since: Mon Aug 9, 2004, 01:39 PM
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Angry and tired. And tired of being angry. Still in The Struggle.

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You can be both woke and want to win.

He didn't say to not be/become woke, nor did he say people publicly criticizing the political system on Twitter don't want the left to win. He said to take a nuanced approach to politics. Absolutes like "Woke OR Winning" are not in the spirit of what he was saying. At all.

You do know they can tweak their online content to most appeal to individual readers, right?

It's a marketing tool that's been used for decades, and online perhaps most notably by Google tailoring the results you get for any given search based on past algorithms. It's also what contributed to (and continues) the development of red and blue Facebook feeds.

But don't take my word for it. Here's what they have to say about it:
https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003965994-Personalization

Just in case you don't know about Facebook's red and blue feeds, here's a tool from the WSJ that allows us to compare trending posts on some political topics: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

*Edited for bad sentence construction.

The fact that most people on DU agree or disagree with you is not relevant.

DU is a bubble, like all social media sites. I've lived all over the country since 2001, doing grassroots organizing. I have seen firsthand that millennials don't want to vote for Democrats because of centrist policies. This age cohort wants to have input into their own future, which our age cohorts have pretty much screwed up for them, between dysfunctional, money-infused politics and ignoring global climate change. I'm 55 and not a spoiled child. I will vote Dem but I'd rather vote FOR the party than just vote AGAINST the Republicans.
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