There’s an interesting article by Elizabeth Bernstein in the Wall Street Journal about Facebook:

How Facebook Can Ruin Your Friendships

It’s a good read, although I think she’s barely scratching the surface of what’s wrong with Facebook and the essence of social networking sites.

(For another — slightly longer– read, check out my take on the phenomena here.)

Bernstein:

Like many people, I’m experiencing Facebook Fatigue. I’m tired of loved ones—you know who you are—who claim they are too busy to pick up the phone, or even write a decent email, yet spend hours on social-media sites, uploading photos of their children or parties, forwarding inane quizzes, posting quirky, sometimes nonsensical one-liners or tweeting their latest whereabouts. (“Anyone know a good restaurant in Berlin?”)

Well said.

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