Online empathy

posted by Jeff | Thursday, January 29, 2009, 10:55 AM | comments: 2

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.

Comments

Gonch, January 29, 2009, 5:43 PM #

I think he's pretty dead on with the way the tech changes our perceptions and attitudes and what we say and do.

"..and there’s a generation growing up with this in their DNA. They don’t remember a world when communications were primarily in the real world."

I know you hate when I get into the generational thing, but this is something I've thought about as well. Think of some of the socially inept kids we're creating. The worst part is that it's the ones who are probably the most socially inept in the real world that go online more and learn even more destructive behaviors.

Carrie, January 30, 2009, 1:59 AM #

That was a great post. I think it's relative to the average bloggers, forum posters, and such, too. I think we see some of these issues ourselves in our own little communities.

Thanks for sharing this.

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