The Plugged In Show, Episode 46: Examining The Social Dilemma and Our Interaction with Social Media

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Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Most of us use at least one social media service, and we know that they’re not altogether perfect.

But as Adam Holz pointed out on a blog this week, Netflix’s The Social Dilemma shows an even uglier social media underbelly—one that we may not be fully aware of.

This week, our crack Plugged In team discusses Netflix’s provocative documentary and offers some free-range thoughts on social media itself—how we use it, and how it uses us. Click here to listen. And for more information on everything we talked about this episode (and some helpful resources, too), check out the links below.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

2 Responses

  1. -Back around 2006 I purchased my first cell phone. I didn’t necessarily WANT to, but since I was going on a very long road trip, I thought it might come in handy in case of any unforseen emergencies or breakdowns. It was a little TracFone flip-phone. I pay about $20 every three months to use it. It serves my needs.

    After watching “The Social Dilemma,” I am SO glad I’ve resisted any desire to purchase a smart phone. I’ve seen what they do to people.

  2. -This is Caleb from ATL. Thank you for responding to my email at the end of this episode, and God bless the plugged in team and the ministry! Great episode and show!

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