Are the arrests of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and Julian Assange today picture-based propaganda? Why does Assange all of a sudden have the same look as Saddam Hussein when he was arrested? Or is it just a coincidence?
Facebook was right from the beginning designed to abuse a vulnerability in the human psychology. It is highly effective in making us all addicts and creating money flow from corportate businesses and other propagandists in the new awareness economy.
It seems to me that 99 % of all the money and work in the media industry goes into making content that makes you stupid: numbing entertainment and propaganda-based news. They call it journalism but it really should be called something else. Or we need a new word for truth-seeking journalism.