Facebook is Other People

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“But to a large extent, we hate Facebook because Facebook is other people.” The rise of the Internet seems to have brought with it a surge of people whose voices were previously left unheard and ignored. They flock to social media to post about their grievances, often caused by society shunning them. Mary Gaitskill equates this phenomenon to Chekhov’s famous story, “Gooseberries”; they are the people with little hammers, knocking on the doors of us happy men, reminding us that they exist and that we failed them. Read full article here

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