Mere Humanity: the Façade of Being part I, On Social Media and Gadgets

by juandiwa


Much of the Gadgets today are tools to connect each other at any given place and time. Convergence today has unfathomably escalated over the decade, and continues to kill distance and boundaries and test the limits of information. Social media boosts this escalation further by wiring us together with aesthetics and ideas. But a midst the fast-paced life and hyper-connectivity, to have the media be the message is merely empty rhetoric. The very fact that we call them gadgets or media make them devices that give convenience to our lives and platforms to be heard. They must not disconnect us to reality, but rather connect us even more.