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On Shame. What I know and What You Know.

Odd Twitter thread here and another reason the internet (and that Social Media site in particular) is useless. No real discussion (the terms aren't really defined, are they?). So a history teacher tries to shame students because they don't know about Hitler or D-Day. Which, I'd agree, is foolish. Any kind of shaming for people who don't know something (I think I can both sides here [1]) seems to be the way you gain engagement in almost any social media forum as it rewards that aspect (finding a group for said outrage) while it plays down nuance) is silly, IMO. But for a teacher, who's supposed to use all moments as a learning moment, it's doubly worse. 

Still that thread is an example of people screaming: "how can you not know what I know?" nevermind that the kids probably know a lot of things you don't (in their world, pop culture or otherwise). Now to be fair I've done this on occasion but on social media there's no chance to just stop and think.

Anyways, stay safe out there.

[1] and I think this is done in real life in a lot of ways "how can you not know this piece of info that I know?! Many people (aka assholes and social media truly amplifies people who act this way, mainly because that's how you get engagement: through outrage) see this as a chance to show you're better, that you have more power (in terms of knowledge). 

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