Quotes from G.K. Chesterton that make me think of Facebook and/or culture and technology in general:
FACEBOOKERS ARE POSSESSED…“Dual personality is not so very far from diabolic possession.”
QUITE TRUE… “This weakness in civilization is best described by saying that it cares more for science than for truth.”
WHAT FACEBOOK DOES TO A PERSON… “What does seem to me to have slackened or weakened is not so much the connection between a conscience and conduct clearly approved by consience, as the connection between any two ideas that could enable anybody to see anything clearly at all.”
ONLY DEAD PEOPLE USE FACEBOOK….“A dead thing can go with the stream, but a living thing can go against it.”
COULD HE HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE FACEBOOK GENERATION?… “I believe a new and enormous number of people now have no opinions at all.”
WHY I STILL USE A PEN AND PAPER… “I was very tolerant of the idea of being behind the times, having had long opportunities of studying the perfectly ghastly people who were abreast of the times; or the still more pestilent people who were in advance of the times.”
I THINK I’VE USED THIS FANTASTIC ONE BEFORE…“Civilization is not to be judged by the rapidity of communication, but by the value of what is communicated.”
Am I being too harsh on those who use Facebook? I don’t think so.
My feelings on Facebook in five little words: Transformer of People Into Puppets.
My feelings on Facebook in four little words: Slaughterer of Civilized Things.
My feelings on Facebook in three little words: Waste of Time.
My feelings on Facebook in two little words: Encyclopedic Ignorance.
My feelings on Facebook in one little word: Rubbish. Or Pitiful. Or Demonic. Certainly Deadening.