Here’s the main reason I love Facebook:
When we’re on Facebook, we’re mostly dealing with the mental realm. True, we see photos of people and things, but what connects us to our Facebook friends, especially the ones whom we’ve never personally met, are our common interests, our ways of thinking, the individual qualities we express and our way of expressing them. We connect through ideas rather than physical impressions.
In “real” life, sometimes a person’s physical appearance, gestures and proximity can unduly influence us. Not always, of course, but this is a lot less likely to happen on Facebook, where physical appearance takes second place to what we are sharing on a mental level.
Do you agree?