social attrition

Posted: May 12, 2016 in Personal

In the wake of the massive proliferation of social media, I find an interesting thing has happened: the more these things became a persistent presence in our lives with every single exchange ringing our phone in our hip pocket, the less I actually connected with people and instead everyone just ticked a box to acknowledge they saw it. Where I once had enjoyable and meaningful social communities that I interacted with, the communities became heavily distilled; numbers of “likes” and comments and punchline pictures replaced any real dialog and interactions becameĀ more of a monologue.

The internet is no longer a community unto itself, it’s just a platform, an operating environment extending our lives, and we’ve grown just as disinterested in our neighbors. Seems I need to find a new community.

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