Saturday, April 14, 2012

Does facebook make us lonely or do lonely people flock to facebook?

First, we find google has made us all stupid.  Now facebook is making us lonely.

From the article:  Curating the exhibition of the self has become a 24/7 occupation. <...>  “Facebook users have higher levels of total narcissism, exhibitionism, and leadership than Facebook nonusers,” < shows...> “In fact, it could be argued that Facebook specifically gratifies the narcissistic individual’s need to engage in self-promoting and superficial behavior.”  <...>  A considerable part of Facebook’s appeal stems from its miraculous fusion of distance with intimacy, or the illusion of distance with the illusion of intimacy.

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