Content Is King

On Easter Day, a photo appeared before me as I scrolled through my feed, the kind they call a “thumb-stopper” because it pauses the stream. Perhaps you’ve seen it, or one like it—lately there have been many. A frame from a video, streamed live but cached for viewing, recorded in Cleveland: A man (elderly, black, wearing a cap and wire-rimmed glasses, holding a plastic bag) with someone’s arm, leading directly from the camera, holding a pistol to his head.