Tuesday, November 9

Navigating The
Social Formats -

The full effects of Sensory Deprivation deriving from Post-WW2 Suburban Sprawl in the U.S are still not fully understood or even acknowledged, but a lot of what passes for social activity on the Internet may be a result of the isolation today's younger generation feel because of the Sprawl and their efforts to over-compensate for it.

Several people are having a Distributed Conversation discussing an article written by Zadie Smith about The Social Network movie and a book by Jaron Lanier called You Are Not a Gadget.

Elspeth Reeve has collected it at The Atlantic Wire.