"This morning I had cause to look at Tim Carmody's tweetstream. Man, that cat can tweet. Anyway, it got me thinking about whether you might be able to categorize social networks according to their resemblance to recreational drugs. If a sharing site were an abusable substance, which abusable substance would it be?Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Social networks as recreational drugs
Here's my first cut:
Twitter = Black Beauties
[symptoms of abuse: hyperactivity; increased awareness of surroundings; increased interest in repetitive or normally boring activities; decreased appetite; decreased ability to sleep*]"
Monday, April 23, 2012
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Social networks as recreational drugs
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