Calacanis wrote this little gem about online empathy and the dehumanization of life via the wire.
I think there's a lot of truth in what he says, although the rules and situation are a bit different in the realm he lives in because his life is an online life. For most of us, it's just a distraction, as we're not celebrities. Well, Gonch is a micro-celebrity, but you know what I mean.
An interesting read, regardless.