Friday, June 1, 2012

Quote of the Day (Stephen Marche, on the ‘Beauty of Facebook’)

“The beauty of Facebook, the source of its power, is that it enables us to be social while sparing us the embarrassing reality of society—the accidental revelations we make at parties, the awkward pauses, the farting and the spilled drinks and the general gaucherie of face-to-face contact. Instead, we have the lovely smoothness of a seemingly social machine. Everything’s so simple: status updates, pictures, your wall.”— Stephen Marche, “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?”, The Atlantic, May 2012

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