[TheWorld] Social ghost, lots of noise and multiphrenia
Interesting take from Kenneth Gergen of Swarthmore about the "saturated self," that we are so bombarded by images (TV, Advertising, popups, etc.) that we have little "self" left to define for ourselves. Gergen states that a century ago, most social relationships were confined to the distance of a short walk, centered around small congregations of family, neighbors, and community. But as a result of technological developments, contemporary life has become an ocean of social relations. All our relationships create a kind of noise full of social ghosts.