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Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

Update: 2020-06-193
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The Hive authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how they came to write a young adult book about a social media dystopia, based on a cinematic idea from actor Jennifer Beals and producer Tom Jacobson. The 2019 book is set "five minutes in the future," where social media participation is mandated by the government for everyone over 13, which introduces some familiar social issues: The pressure to be perfect when everything is public, and the risk of mob justice when you step out of line. Lyga and Baden also explain what works in YA literature now, their mixed feelings about the power of social media and "cancel culture," and how they would attempt to fix platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

Featuring:

Barry Lyga (@barrylyga) and Morgan Baden (@MorganBaden), co-authors, The Hive

Host:

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden: What if everyone had to use social media?

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