By Hans Ebert
Just think about this: If one is to believe all the various numbers bandied around in what is an increasingly numbers-driven world where the popularity of anything and anyone is gauged by the number of “likes” and “views” and retweets, how much of this is real and how much of this is fake? Other than childish bragging rights, even by those mature enough to know better, who really wins other than every single online delivery platform?
Have we somewhere along the way allowed ourselves to be bamboozled into thinking “popularity” is based on “followers” and “likes”? When did all this creep up and bite us on our collective arses?