Online Status Anxiety

My worry is that our online social platforms both magnify our hierarchies by measuring our friends, followers, links, etc. and erase social distance, so that we suddenly find ourselves in the same monkey cage with a far larger number of monkeys. And thats why I wish there was a popular social platform that didnt measure anything. I doubt such a platform will ever exist – we clearly want the explicit hierarchies, even when they drive us crazy – but it sure would be a relief.

via Online Status Anxiety : The Frontal Cortex.

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