inessential by Brent Simmons

Zucking Up

Andrew Keen in an opinion piece for CNN:

Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tells us there’s a “shift” from an analog world in which our identities are generated from within, to a digital world in which our sense of self is intimately tied to our social media presence.

Facebook is Kafka with a thumbs-up button.