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Cherie Dargan Supper Club, April 21 2009
& in the news
1 ) Are we so obsessed with the web that we are isolating ourselves from family and friends in the "real world" in order to have a life online?
2) Is the quick and easy interface of Twitter and Facebook encouraging people to be even more self involved, posting the silly trivia of their day?
3) Are features like the 140 character limit of Twitter and Facebook's brief postings on the wall making us even more fragmented in our thinking and communication style?
4) Will all of this quick communication make us more distracted, and less able to focus on creating or reading/processing longer chunks of text?
5) Is the line between personal and professional--and public and private--even more blurred by the use of Facebook and Twitter?
6) Shirky points out that the line is also blurring between cyberspace and IRL, as people make plans on FB & Twitter to meet up. He even suggests that it is changing the way that people make plans, as in “text me when you get done with your meeting and we’ll meet up…”
1) Engage people in discussing topics, sharing ideas, interacting online (the Church in Seattle, WA)
2) Let people "follow" others and get quick updates on their activities and thoughts and daily routines (Rachel Maddow, Rick Sanchez, Barak Obama, Joe Biden)
3) Give quick headlines and news (CNN, Courier, KWWL)
4) Educate and support people (Weight Watchers)
5) Mobilize people to act (or vote, or buy, or show up--see Clay Shirky's book)
6) Strengthen interpersonal relationships (and find out things about your spouse that he/she would never tell you F2F—”Texas Red Chili” incident)
Researcher danah boyd (did her doctoral dissertation on identity, teens and SNS (it’s posted online)
Writer Lev Grossman. “ Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies. “ Time
Face Book In Reality - idiotsofants.com and BBC's The Wall. This video pokes fun at Facebook, and shows how silly it would be in “real life” to have someone show up at your front door, asking if you want to be their friend.