Friday, December 09, 2022

Faux Friends

Facebook's very premise - and promise - is that it makes our friendship circles visible. There they are, my friends, all in the same place. Except, of course, they are not in the same place - or rather, they are not my friends. They are simulacra of my friends, little dehydrated packets of images and information, no more my friends than a set of baseball cards is the New York Mets.

- William Deresiewicz. The End of Solitude

[Photo by Glen Carrie at Unsplash]

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