We’ve exchanged intimacy for immediacy.
We’ve exchanged depth for breadth.
We’ve exchanged critique for like.
We’ve exchanged individualism for group think.
We’ve exchanged steak for cotton candy.
I’m not sure what singular reason made me come up with this….observation. Maybe it is the fact that I login daily to check my Klout score, and hawkeye the incremental, minor shifts…obsessing over things like amplification and reach. Or maybe the fact that I haven’t felt truly free until I evicted my facebook app from my phone. Or maybe the fact that I’ve (ruthlessly) define and tighten my friend circle ( I can’t even call it a circle). Or maybe because I passively watch as others make complete fools of themselves on social media, and I wonder, where are THEIR friends? Or maybe…because I am afraid of how the world is changing.
Maybe…it just terrifies me…how our society bases your self worth on how many friends you have on Facebook…how high your Klout score is…how many likes you get on an Instagram shot. How things about core values, core communications have shifted. True artistry. True friendship.
Just alot of content creation (and regurgitation) but no real content appreciation.