Love Will Keep Us Together (or How Love Will Tear Us Apart)
One of the big lies about the internet is that it's bringing us together.
What the internet and new media are doing is creating a world where you don't have to feel uncomfortable.
Love will keep us together? Right?
As long as you love the same thing I do.
What we are really seeing is the death of cultural touchstones, those thing which we all have in common.
Those things we all share.
We don't watch the same news or tv shows.
We don't share the same newspapers or magazines.
We don't visit the same websites or listen to the same music.
We don't even watch the same movies.
We don't know our neighbors because we don't need to.
The things we are forced to share (i.e., public education, government,etc.) are all screwed up.
What does all this mean?
What happens to a
country world where niches trumps everything?
What happens when the things that used to occupy the edges become the center?
Just look at your kids.
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