In a culture of outrage and siloing, social media is the go-to place to attack and to hide. Users rant and vent, and they huddle in like-minded silos. Social media encourages impulsive and angry responses to tweets or posts that irritate us. It also allows us to avoid challenges to our conventional wisdom. We can block, unfriend, and hunker down in private groups. Social media has so far aggravated, rather than helped to cure, ideological polarization and partisanship. Is there a higher and better use? Facebook is the largest forum in the history of humankind for free and open communication among citizens. It can be used to engage in meaningful conversations about important political, social, and economic issues. The choice is ours to make. As is demonstrated in Jeff Rasley´s latest book, ´´regular folks” can use their social networks for civil discussion and debate, and then for positive political action. Or, they can follow the lead of President Trump to tweet insults and ridicule political opponents. Who do we want to be as a nation? The Case for Civility exposes the causes and effects of hyper-partisanship. It offers a ´´modest proposal´´ to treat the symptoms of toxic polarization using social media. An experiment in Facebook based on the values of civility, tolerance, pragmatism, and moderation proves there is a cure. Rasley is the author of nine other books, including Godless - Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs and Bringing Progress to Paradise, a memoir about adventure and philanthropy in the Nepal Himalayas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103186/bk_acx0_103186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WARNING! The content in this book is controversial and may be considered offensive or disturbing to digital liberals. Listener discretion is advised. The Election of 2016 was a wakeup call to intolerant digital liberals. They got what they deserved because they were delusional enough to not even see Donald Trump´s victory coming. The results made nearly half the country laugh, smile and proud. Through real Facebook posts and thorough primary and secondary research, Trumpbook explains how President Trump´s haters were actually his biggest supporters. If you have felt bullied by political posts on Facebook and other social media, or if you think your friends hate you just because you voted for President Trump, then Trumpbook is for you. Hopefully, this book will resonate with your situation and give you the vote of support that you´re not alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099026/bk_acx0_099026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduce your child to this classic Japanese tale of honor and bravery through Nation9´s beautifully narrated audiobook, targeted for kids aged 9 to 12. ´´The great Japanese Empire has three precious treasures that have been guarded with jealous care from the beginning of time: The Mirror of Yata, the Jewel of Yasakami, and the Sword of Murakumo. Of these three treasures of the Empire, the sword of Murakumo is considered the most precious and highly honored because it is the symbol of strength to the warriors of Japan and a sign of invincibility for the Emperor.´´ Visit us www.nation9.com Like us www.facebook.com/gonation9 Follow us www.twitter.com/nation9 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken MacMillan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005138/bk_acx0_005138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This wonderful audiobook adaptation, produced by Nation9, is based on the original fairy tale first published in 1740, and adapted with kids ages 9 to 12 in mind. Your child will enjoy this heartwarming story time and time again. When a wealthy merchant loses his fortune he and his three beautiful daughters are forced to sell everything they own and move to the countryside. The merchant´s two oldest daughters have a hard time adjusting to their new life in the country, but his youngest daughter Belle chooses to be grateful for what she has. Belle´s beautiful spirit quickly earns her the nickname ´´Beauty.´´ A year in the country passes by when the merchant receives a letter; a ship that was thought to be lost at sea has been found along with some of his fortune. The merchant must go at once to claim his property. The two oldest daughters ask him to bring back fancy dresses and jewels, but Beauty asks for only a rose. This simple request will lead to an encounter with a Beast, a magical spell, and a love story for the ages. Visit us www.nation9.com Like us www.facebook.com/gonation9 Follow us www.twitter.com/nation9 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nation9. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005148/bk_acx0_005148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wherever you turn, it seems like someone’s angry -- on Facebook and cable news, in street marches and congressional town halls. It would seem that we’ve entered a new era of increased hostility. But how did we, as a nation, get here? Is it possible we’re addicted to outrage? This hour, we explore the advantages and perils of getting mad as hell. [Original Broadcast Date: March 29, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/170329/rt_tbon_170329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.