Availability heuristics and the paranoid prone

The Availability Heuristic and the Monster Who Feeds It

Does social media create dark mental shortcuts for the paranoid-prone? The media does not report the mundane.  The mundane does not sell advertising space.  The extraordinary sells advertising space.  Furthermore, we engage the extraordinary on social media.  Likes, shares, re-tweets, pins.  Each time we tell the system that something has our attention–no matter how dark, […]