Is it possible to engage with social media without losing your soul? To sidestep its outrage mechanics and degrading scoreboards? With their idiot logic of hearts and retweets, these channels are fundamentally designed to advertise oneself—so perhaps using them sensibly requires stripping away the self. To quit any attempt at appearing bright and clever and informed, and instead find new ways of listening and looking that encourages imagination rather than opinion. To erase the “I” and stand outside of time, writing like a ghost.

James A. Reeves, Channel

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