[Marxism] Social Networking and the Death of the Internet » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 8 09:02:35 MDT 2013

With Twitter, for example, you have 140 characters to make your 
statement. How much thinking can you communicate in 140 characters? 
Twitter feels like a room in which a large number of people are shouting 
single sentences — a lot of noise, even a few ideas but mainly just 
individualized statements bereft of context, knowledge or the need to 
exchange perspectives with anyone. Facebook carries so many one-sentence 
statements that writing anything longer seems strange and even rude.


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