About'It's that on the surface it says that "the internet is a new form of democracy". So what you're seeing is a new pluralism, a new collage, a new mosaic of all sorts of different ideas that's genuinely representative. But if you analyse what happens, it simplifies things. [Those in social media] are parasitic upon already existing sources of information - they do little research of their own.
'What then happens is this idea of the 'hive mind', instead of leading to a new plurality or a new richness, leads to a growing simplicity. Far from being "the wisdom of crowds", it's the stupidity of crowds. Collectively what we are doing is creating a more simplified world.'
So this is me stealing other people's creativity (including Adam Curtis'...), what do you think? Get in touch.