Sunday, May 04, 2008

twittering into oblivion, in the dense information jungle

Friends May Be the Best Guide Through the Noise - New York Times -- Good piece here on how we are, all of us, each others' clipping services. Now we all have additional pairs of eyes and ears constantly at work someplace out there, and somebody is paying attention for us when we're not.

Think of all the other brains yours is slaved off to, in this online community. Try not to hyperventilate. Don't be afraid. We're all moving in generally the same direction, with parallel purposes, and probably whether we want to or not. The question then becomes, How do you opt out, and continue to live according to your purpose? What comprises grave, soul-killing sin in this new age? Having accepted membership and responsibility in the online community, having given and taken, can you turn away?

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