Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Social Dilemma

Annette Keino writes on social networks, such as Facebook, MySpace, Hi5 and Beebo. She assesses their relevance in society today.

I love my Facebook, and the little conveniences it brings me. But, I am also alive to the fact that meaningful engagement with others, in these times when social bonds are breaking is more important than ever before. As we tackle societies mounting problems, especially the terror of climate change and increasing global poverty, it will be crucial that we get away from behind our computer screens, take of our earphones and engage with the world about us. It will be a dark day when our friends and emotions are options we can pick of a menu on the internet.

Read more here.