Beyond Farcebook, hopefully, maybe, some day…

The best thing about Facebook, and the era it defines, is the possibility for direct honest open communication, a true communion of souls in this slow cool world of infrequent frequencies. Strong silent stuff sucks (tongue-twister: try to say that quickly four times). The worst part is the LCD effect–lowest common denominators (liquid crystal displays are okay), usually in the form of family photos (mostly good), partisan politics (mostly bad), and stupid pet tricks (enough already)….

At least FB is better than other online ‘forums’ in which people can hide behind their cute little avatars, with the resultant vicious ‘trolling’. Still I prefer Highest Common Denominators, more like that yearly (monthly? weekly? daily?) trip to the museum. I mean: we all love good art, literature, and science, right? Wouldn’t it be nice if Facebook can smarten us up, and not just dumb us down? I remain optimistic, or at least, philosophical…

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