Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner


Originally posted on May 29, 2013

Ah, new words. This one, in an article online: My comment: seeking connectedness through twitter and so forth: It’s not a religion. It’s just the latest intoxicant. Think of it, having followers! wow! Not that it doesn’t have a function. I acknowledge this: But now the electronic media has figured out a way to get us hooked. That drugs can do this, duh. That foods can do this—growing awareness of their subtle addicto-genic power. That media can do it? Well, this is just a joining of the chorus of wake-up calls. It draws on the deep socio-psychological need to feel connected, even if this is an illusion.

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