on the nature of conversation on the social web

Just substitute the word “conversation” in your head each time they say “argument” So much of the “conversation” on the social web slash web 2.0 isn’t really conversation. At best, it’s a series of parallel monologues, occasionally overlapping or feeding each other. Or, they are (almost) nothing but superficial fluff, with the puffed up posture of “making a difference” or “changing the world” or “doing my part”. Bullshit. Text posted to the internet (including this post) is just text....

February 4, 2009 · 1 min