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Comment on Social Networking Tools and our Future Society

meganmay Tue, May 11, 2010
This is an exceedingly long thread, but I thought I would poke my head in and mention that marrying non-human entities it not new. There is website for people who love more traditional objects, like fence posts, and the Eiffel tower. And I recently found this gem on the guardian.

I think whether or not this is a problem, its an interesting opportunity to assess the value of face to face connection, which, and I agree with Spaceweaver on this, is often as trivial as online communication, and much more of a time/space investment. It would be good if the two could mutually inform each other. I am very preoccupied with making real life encounters more worthwhile....and I think this is probably an area as important to address as making digital interactions more affective.