Comment on Thoughts 1/9 (What I Use) by Luke

I think it’s interesting that you highlighted all of the social movements on Facebook as being some of the most meaningful. I think Facebook has a ton of potential to fuel social change, but I also think that many people simply post about these topics for social capital and therefore promote the kind of slacktivism that our generation often gets criticized for. What are your thoughts?

I also think your comments about the loss of intimacy through Facebook are on point. That’s one of the hardest things about keeping in touch online. You have no idea how much attention the people you’re interacting with are paying to you and because your interactions with others are being mediated by such impersonal websites, it can be difficult to feel a “personal touch”.