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The Facelessness of Facebook: A Few Lessons from Levinas

Enter the world of Facebook--over 400 million users with 60 million status updates per day. The average face on Facebook has 130 "friends."1 You can be whoever you want to be, as long as you categorically submit to the pre-determined sections of interest. You begin your virtual life by putting your best foot (or rather, face) forward. Post the picture of the "young you" photo-shopped in on a Caribbean cruise liner: tanned, strong, happy, and fulfilled. Your hobbies can be…
Ronald T. Michener
November 1, 2010