“Years ago Jürgen Habermas, a noted German philosopher, suggested that while the connectivity of social media might destabilise authoritarian countries, it would also erode the public sphere in democracies. James Williams, a doctoral student at Oxford University and a former Google employee, now claims that ‘digital technologies increasingly inhibit our ability to pursue any politics worth having.’ To save democracy, he argues, ‘we need to reform our attention economy.'” The Economist: Once considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis.