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I have a Jan 2 #amwriting deadline for a thing about the presidency & campaigning. I just outlined it and I'm psyched because I realized that I can write about @ewarren's selfies campaign as an antidote to Trumpism.
I plan to explain how both work within the logics of the metrics of attention & engagement, but while Trump's is based on outrage (and thus profoundly negative), Warren's is based on connection (and thus profoundly positive).
Reminds me of Forster, "There's enough sorrow in the world, isn't there, without trying to invent it."
Attention and engagement are crappy ways to organize a public sphere or a political campaign (from the perspective of what healthy for democratic deliberation), but Warren has figured out a way to juice engagement without resorting to outrage. Brava.
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