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It’s a trap!

Indicado no blog do Daniel Piza, do Estadão (e que, a propósito, ingressou no Twitter hoje mesmo), este artigo The Twitter Trap, de Bill Keller, editor executivo no NY Times, é cheio de boas aspas sobre as mesas redondas de nossa época, as mídias sociais:

“Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook. Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth”

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“But before we succumb to digital idolatry, we should consider that innovation often comes at a price. And sometimes I wonder if the price is a piece of ourselves”

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“Basically, we are outsourcing our brains to the cloud. The upside is that this frees a lot of gray matter for important pursuits like FarmVille and “Real Housewives.” But my inner worrywart wonders whether the new technologies overtaking us may be eroding characteristics that are essentially human: our ability to reflect, our pursuit of meaning, genuine empathy, a sense of community connected by something deeper than snark or political affinity.”

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“Twitter is not just an ambient presence. It demands attention and response. It is the enemy of contemplation. Every time my TweetDeck shoots a new tweet to my desktop, I experience a little dopamine spritz that takes me away from . . . from . . . wait, what was I saying?”

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“Whether or not Twitter makes you stupid, it certainly makes some smart people sound stupid.”