solipsistic networking

I keep having conversations with people about how Facebook isn’t just changing the way we relate to each other – it’s changing the way we look at ourselves too.

The guy who wrote this article, I reckon, must’ve been eavesdropping:

“We are very interested in how we present ourselves to the world… but perhaps more important, we are interested in trying to figure out ourselves. As younger and younger people set up profiles, they end up confronting some of the central angst-inducing identity questions early in life…What is my biography? What are my interests? What are my religious views?”

Yup. Precisely. More on that here.

I find it so intriguing how something that’s ostensibly about communication can so easily get turned inward, chewing on itself solipsistically.

(Kind of, for that matter, like a blog. Huh!)

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