17 January 2009

in your face

I've previously discussed the concept of ambient awareness, and pondered the ways in which social networking sites can either heighten or flatten human relationships. Yet still I remained hesitantly opposed to hopping on the time-sucking bandwagon we call FaceBook, until yesterday, when I read this article sent to me by my dear friend and FaceBook sucka William Kalb: 

"Friends...its time to drop the attitude: There is no longer any good reason to avoid Facebook. The site has crossed a threshold––it is now so widely trafficked that it's fast becoming a routine aid to social interaction, like email and antiperspirant." 
-Farhad Manjoo, Slate Magazine

Yes, ladies and gentleman, I am baffled to say that I am timidly stepping my way into the 21st century, one Facebook wall at a time...

1 comment:

Billy said...

that screenshot of your facebook profile looks almost too good to be true, like it was built in the lab for the purpose of demoing facebook at a convention. way to look awesome, as usual.