The unbearable triviality of social networking

“Social networking is not new.  Before Twitter, we had Facebook, and before that, News Corp’s MySpace, and before that, AOL, and before that, local bulletin boards like the Well, and before that, the local bar.  But what began as a demonstration of “meta-reality” or making a difference in each other’s lives even when we were not actually present, has become a blather-fest, everybody talking, nobody listening.”