“We’ve become addicted to a strange sort of connectivity – a connectivity that maintains a comfortable balance between distance and proximity, anonymity and overexposure. We’ve become addicted to hyper-controlled, self-appointed ‘just how I like it’ communication. In this McDonald’s-meets-Macintosh world, we’re endowed with the ability to be even more self-obsessed than ever before. . . . Our lives have suddenly become much more dramatic, worthy of being ‘performed’ on a stage visible to millions.”
What do you think? Is Twitter fostering a tendency toward self-absorption among our teens? What are the appropriate uses for this new technology? What are the dangers?