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Social media tends to have a big impact because each
message is tailored as a response to another message. It's
much more meaningful than the one-sided conversation
you might have with an advertisement on your television.
Proposed is an artificial intelligence algorithm that trolls
media and responds to all the tired memes. (I'm
using "meme" here in its original meaning as an idea that
spreads like a gene, not to refer to an image in a given
artistic style.) The AI software would respond directly to
the points made by the first poster.
My biggest fear in typing this idea out in the open is that I
know very well that the political party to which I'm
opposed is far more guilty of propaganda than my own.
Source of the best cow fight you'll ever see... [normzone, Dec 17 2015]
||I can call you Betty, and Betty when you call me, you
can call me AI.
||" But isn't Betty a woman's name ? "
||If you respond to and perk up the tired mimes they might escape their invisible boxes. And what then, I ask you? WHAT THEN??
||//But isn't Betty a woman's name ?//
||Oddly enough, no. "Betty" was once a male name
in England (for instance, Betty Frothe the
conspirator; or Bettie Oakes the alchemist). It
comes from the old English "Bette", meaning thin
||It was only during the reign if Elizabeth I that
"Beth" and its even more diminutive "Betty"
became common contractions of "Elizabeth" (a
name which, itself, was quite uncommon before
that time). It's a bit like the way "Hilary" was a
male name until Hillary Brooke became famous.