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By T.J. Burdick, Catholic Exchange, Dec. 5, 2022

T.J. Burdick the author of several books and articles on the Catholic faith. He writes and speaks on how to grow in holiness amongst the distractions and difficulties of the current age. …

Over a decade ago, young adults like yours truly were bamboozled into joining these “start-up” digital communities deceptively called “Social” Media. Flagship .coms like Myspace (and later Facebook) surfaced, lording over us the potential benefits of engineered social connection. Shortly thereafter, copycat services began to emerge making slight changes to alter the way we communicate with one another.

Twitter optimized the short (and witty) discourse.

Vine provided an even unhealthier version of YouTube to capitalize on our attention through video.

Instagram dominated our visual senses with selfie overloads. …

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