“Facebook’s version of autobiography is very specific. It is data-driven. It is simple: Alexis likes the iPad. Alexis eats a hamburger. Alexis reads The Innovator’s Cookbook. It is a ranked, chronological database of a life. It is technically complex but grammatically simple. It is multimedia, but not rich. It is autobiography without aesthetic effort. It is a story without words.”
Alexis Madrigal | Facebook Timeline: Putting the Auto in Autobiography (via courtenaybird)
It is dawning upon me that my greatest weakness is that I don’t know how to love. Too much a cynic, too much indifference.