Facebook: “Liking” technology above all else

My facebook subscription to NASA provides updates on space missions as well as remarkable photographs of the universe. saturnmoonsNASA also posts photographs of our planet, including a recent shot of forest fires in Idaho. idaho-081213This photo has been ‘liked’ by over 2,212 people, to whom I posted the following comment: Facebook is weird. Why would you ‘like’ these images? The electronic world just makes everyone further and further from what is actually real.

Moose Mellios replied: You can appreciate the technology of an image without liking the subject.

I posted a reply – That is what I mean; we are distancing ourselves from the subject – but I get the feeling that Moose, and many others in facebook world, just won’t get the point.

Can you hear me, Major Tom?bowie

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