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Is Facebook making us lonely?

Monday, April 16th, 2012

This article is possibly destined to become as oft cited as the earlier Atlantic article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?“: “Is Facebook Marking Us Lonely?” by Stephen Marche (Atlantic, May 2012) I think it isn’t a question of one solely causing the other. But both contribute to a worsening cycle. Lonely people seek connection on […]

Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century: A summer course

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Here’s a plug for a week-long summer class at Regent College June 25-29, called “Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century.” It’s taught by David Lyon, Professor of Sociology at Queen’s University in Ontario, and this is his primary area of expertise. He’s taught many times before at Regent, and I’ve really appreciated his laid-back style and […]