@wion I’m afraid I’m with the other folks I am seeing in the replies: this take is weirdly regressive for 2019. I have people I’ve known only online for two decades who are among the first to check in with me when it’s clear my anxiety or depression is spiking. I have people I’ve known both online and off but mostly online for the past decade who offer help and support. These are not somehow less real because online, be it FB or otherwise.
@wion That companies like Facebook might be *exploiting* these real connections between people does not somehow inherently negate the value of those connections. Greed exploits all kinds of good, but it doesn’t automatically or inherently erase the good it’s exploiting.
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