Turncoat. Traitor. Liar. Thee.

After repeated posts lamenting our sadly neurotic need for the twenty-first centuries’ answer to the pacifier (facebook, twitter) and exercising not a whiff of conviction by breaking my own timorous vow of blissful isolation, hastily signing up for both (see sidebar) within weeks of each other, I am again reminded of the consequences of this craziness. Hence, I plead embarrassment, shame and sycophantic mediocrity by retreating behind the potted palm, cowering and cringing in stultifying mortification until further notice.

“There seems no part of public, private or commercial life that hasn’t been made more accessible through social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Hospitals are posting videos of surgeries on YouTube and doctors are sending tweets from operating rooms to educate the public and market their services. Those are just the latest examples of media-driven communication in places that used to be relatively private.”


New York Times




~ by eaesthete on 05/26/09.

3 Responses to “Turncoat. Traitor. Liar. Thee.”

  1. Hey, don’t sweat it. It’s the future, despicable as it may be.

  2. I sympathize. And I appreciate your honesty. You can come out from behind the palm.

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