August 2, 2020
(5 thoughts)

social media

i

As Aristotle wrote...
. . . . .
Oh I see...
he didn't.

ii

Social media is a complexification
and intensification
of processes we already don't
and possibly can't
understand.

iii

It has transformed the group relationship with friends and family into a digital version of itself.
On the one hand, the digital society needs no travel, and no day-long work,
On the other, we get an intense and constant connectivity that is strong in the moment but fails to satisfy,
We are playng with the fires,
of long-evolved tribal desires.

iv

Is it possible to analyze such a deep and sudden social change, as that of the social media connectivities?
Maybe not.
{We can still not enumerate the appeals of the book.)
How are we the to make moral criticisms of the changes?
If we feel we need a course correction,
we can only try to alter the situation for the better.
(We do not understand the processes of "bettering" either.)

v

The fact we have forgotten what the world was like before social media,
though the old know they navigated the world just fine thank you,
tells us what?

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