Quote of the moment: social networks, human interaction and Pringles

Here’s an item that’s been in my “draft” folder for far too long. It’s time to unfetter this snippet, nearly two years after its capture. Tell me: Is this thought still relevant?

The internet is to human interaction as Pringles are to potatoes. Companionship and closeness are processed into an unrecognizable slurry, then reconstituted as an unnatural recreation of their original incarnation. We start as social creatures, isolate ourselves into small rooms writhing with power strips, then make friends with similarly sequestered people, trying to re-create the very communities we’re avoiding.

Lore Sjöberg, Twitter Away Your Life With Social Networking

Hat tip: Paul Redfern (Twitter it…just a little bit).


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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