Samir’s Selection 04/30/2014 (p.m.)

  • “With social media, the compelling opportunities for self-expression outstrip the supply of things we have to confidently say about ourselves,” writes Rob Horning. “The demand for self-expression overwhelms what we might dredge up from ‘inside.'” Social media turns us all into bad poets… Forget information overload. Ours is a time of identity overload. From personality there is no escape. Or, if there is an escape, it lies in deliberately treating the social network as a canvas or a blank page… But is it possible to treat Facebook as “only a medium and not a personality”? And if you managed to do so, would you have any friends? Rob Horning:

    tags: identity personality selfawareness communication socialmedia Facebook art quote NicholasCarr

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