What would it look like if you took NASA’s Earth at Night image…
…and subtracted Facebook’s Friendship Map?
Suddenly the first world is covered in darkness. Darkness from the shadows of a walled garden? It kind of looks like The Black Thing from Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time…
“But what is it? Calvin demanded. “We know that it’s evil, but what is it?”
“Yyouu hhave ssaidd itt!” Mrs. Which’s voice rang out. “Itt iss Eevill. Itt iss thee Ppowers of Ddarrkknesss!”
“But what’s going to happen?” Meg’s voice trembled. “Oh, please, Mrs. Which, tell us what’s going to happen!”
“Wee wwill cconnttinnue tto ffightt!”
While that is an overly dramatic and alarmist way to look at it, it will be interesting to see what happens when Facebook goes public and their first concern becomes their new, overly excited shareholder’s expectations that a great deal of money can be made off of all these friendships. … No, just kidding. Facebook isn’t monetizing friendship, just your life.
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