Max: So where is the East Pole and West Pole?
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I recently saw this quote above, on Facebook and my immediate thought was, “huh, that’s a nice thought isn’t it”.
I think it’s a rare breed of person who has…
I cannot taste any coffee in this 😞… Tastes like a hot lemonade… 😀 #food #gimmecoffee
Loneliness is what the internet and social media claim to alleviate, though they often have the opposite effect. Communion can be hard to find, not because we aren’t occupying the same physical space but because we aren’t occupying the same mental plane: we don’t read the same news; we don’t even revel in the same memes. Our phones and computers deliver unto each of us a personalized—or rather, algorithm-realized—distillation of headlines, anecdotes, jokes, and photographs. Even the ads we scroll past are not the same as our neighbor’s: a pair of boots has followed me from site to site for weeks. We call this endless, immaterial material a feed, though there’s little sustenance to be found.
Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction