Does Social Media Bring Us Too Close to the Past?

From time to time I get a Facebook request from someone that I have not seen in a while. I don’t know if you are like me, but it always seems like a shot out of the blue. But is it?

I actually think that this has more to do with a type of delayed ambient intimacy. After all, just because we don’t see or speak with people doesn’t mean that they AREN’T in our thoughts – and because they ARE in OUR thoughts we have a personal perception of proximity.

So what happens when an old friend reacquaints themselves with your present? What happens if you DON’T want to connect with these people? Are some relationships better off forgotten? Jeremy Fuksa explains how you can avoid your past on Facebook. Watch it. It’ll make you laugh and gasp along the way!

My Social Graph Is Getting Weird from Jeremy Fuksa:Creative Generalist on Vimeo.

One thought on “Does Social Media Bring Us Too Close to the Past?

  1. I hear ya… and the strange thing is that in some cases if you saw this person in the grocery store, you may try to avoid them to dodge an uncomfortable conversation with someone that you don’t really know any more.
    However, Facebook can become the topic of conversation when you see this person. “Hey I saw you on Facebook and it looks like you have two daughters now. Congratulations.”

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