Last week, I posted a link to an article by Al Mohler about Facebook. This week, it is the perspective of Steve Tuttle from Newsweek. He says,
Being on Facebook is like volunteering to receive spam, and the more successful you are at finding friends, the more spam you get! In the end, Facebook is really the emptiest, loneliest place on the whole World Wide Web. It's all static and white noise, and the steady streams of status updates start to look like ASDF, ASDF, ASDF after a while.
Here’s a few other links about the topic:
25 Things I Didn’t Want to Know About You from Time.
25 More Things I Didn’t Want to Know About You also from Time.
And Mark Galli from CT comments on insightfully here:
Yes, it's like church coffee hour, but the difference is that I keep running into new people to be trivial with, so it's all so very exciting. "Guess who I ran into on Facebook today?" I exclaim to my wife every so often. But I never go deeper with anyone there. And the few times I have tried, through messaging and e-mail, it's been an utter disaster.
That's because, as we are slowly learning in this techie age, electronic communication is a poor substitute for audible conversation and physical presence with another. There's a reason God created us with bodies, and why bodily presence is necessary to create and sustain truly meaningful human relationships.
HT: Brian Lowery at Preaching Today