Friday, February 15, 2013

Marking Facebook's Face

Websites reflect the values that inform them. “Everything in it is reduced to the size of its founder, Zadie Smith wrote of FacebookPoking, because that's what shy boys do to girls they're scare to talk to. Preoccupied with personal trivia, because Mark Zuckerberg thinks the exchange of personal trivia is what friendship is. Adrien Chen brings us up to date. Everything wrong Facebook, from its cavalier treatment of privacy to its narrow view of Facebook friendship stems from the fact that it models human relations on Zuckerberg's social graph,” a model of human relationships based on computer logic, he writes. Deo gratias, we aren't mere machines.  

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