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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Facebook in the Flesh

"Jean Baudrillard, as any philosophy student will tell you, theorized that, in the postmodern world, “the territory no longer precedes the map.” In other words, if you are a member of N.Y.U.’s class of 2011, you probably arrived in New York City with a pre-existing web of soon-to-be college friends from Facebook..."

3 comments:

john said...

It must be weird to mainly communicate with people online. Err...

Tom said...

Having signed up on Facebook out of curiousity, I have quickly come to despise it. At the risk of sounding like a terrible reactionary, I think it's more than just a waste of time, it's the most appalling sort of noise that has come to replace genuine friendship and communication.

john said...

but you can play scrabble!