The Loneliest of Lonely Places

I read a blog the other day where the poster was still under the persistent delusion that the internet is a great place to geek out about whatever interest you have. That’s only true if “geek out” means peeing bits into a digital ocean. When you get tired of the echoless chamber, maybe you will find someone who thinks directly opposite of you and get into futile flame wars, or find fragile citadels where everyone must agree or they will throw you out. Or perhaps, if you’re really fortunate, you’ll find surface agreement but no real understanding. Geek out all you want. What you won’t find is real community. That takes people in real life and it’s messy.

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