The successes of Brexit, Donald Trump, Honey G and even Ed Balls have caused more than a few raised eyebrows this year. It’s come as a shock to most people, including political commentators, that a golf course owner will be running the free world and the UK will leave the EU (eventually). Personally I don’t think I’ll ever really understand why Sharon picked Honey G.

At least we can all dodge the bad rapper, but as Brexit and Donald will dominate our lives for the next few years the one main question I keep on asking isn’t so much ‘How could this happen’ but ‘How could we get it so wrong’? Certainly everywhere I looked, people were outraged and appalled by the idea of Trump in particular. There was real unity in people’s opposition.

What slowly dawned on me was that the place I was visiting to be informed and would ultimately shape my opinion was actually my own social media feed. What had I not realised that this view of the world was so biased. Now it seems so obvious to me. Social media allows you to surround yourself with people you like and content you are interested in. As a result you get a blurred, biased, vision of the world.

I am not sure what the remedy is, but I certainly don’t want to force-feed myself content that I find offensive in order to have a broader – more accurate – view of the world, but I also don’t want to be continually blindsided. So, whilst I work out how I’m going to manage this conundrum, I’m going to use the internet for its intended purpose – watching Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style Salsa on repeat! Enjoy!

Nicole Wheatley, Director Medi8 Limited, @Medi8Nicole