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Subject: Re: Tom Hodgkinson's op-ed in The Guardian on Facebook
From: Jon Lebkowsky <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Lebkowsky <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:05:31 -0600

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I blogged a response (, but I was more
interested in his concern about the politics of Facebook's board of
directors and their "ownership of" the community.My  point: those who own
and control a community platform don't own and control the community.

His argument about "the substitution of digital networking for 'real life'"
is based on his assumption that such networking represents a substitute for,
rather than a complement to, face to face relationship. That part of the
piece is IMO irrelevant, given that it's completely subjective.

~ Jon L.

On Jan 16, 2008 4:48 AM, Moses Boudourides <[log in to unmask]>

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> Hi,
> You might find it interesting: Tom Hodgkinson has written an op-ed in The
> Guardian on Facebook, where he's sort of campaigning against the
> substitution of digital networking for real life.

Jon Lebkowsky

Polycot Associates

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