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The Joys of Weak Ties

I love this description by Damon Young on pg 154 of his Distraction:

Online friendships afford a similar bounty: instantaneous, often hilarious adventures in debate, discussion, dialogue. The ties are strong enough to sate the social urge, but their gossamer threads never bind us tightly, rarely ask for the commitments and cohabitations of our closest relationships.

Categories: Communicative Escalation and Cultural Abundance: How Do We Cope? Digital Distraction, Personal Agency and The Reflexive Imperative Social Media for Academics


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