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Living in public

2009-04-16 14:25:57.177979+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Not sure how I feel about Jason Calacanis: We Live in Public (and the end of empathy) (hat tip). On the one hand he's got some interesting notes on the interface between public and private, especially as it relates to weblogs and social networking sites, on the other hand, his notes on the breakdown of empathy seem to me to be mostly about people trying to build one-sided relationships with a broad public by being exhibitionist.

I think I've been pretty "out there" on Flutterby, but I think my relationships with the people who participate here are stronger because of it. I think I've been careful to not be an attention whore, props to TC for showing us what that meant when we had the ill-fated second hit on "French Military Victories", and I think the generally "private is public" stance here has served me well.

So, to view his message differently: Maybe the scorn he describes is a result of the subjects assuming that those relationships are one-sided.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-17 03:13:10.525675+00 by: spc476

And on the gripping hand, people seem to forget that no one is forcing them to read Jason Calacanis (or anybody else, for that matter)---that there exist a hundred thousand other channels they can switch to.

And perhaps, we as a species can't handle everyone talking to everyone.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-17 14:05:18.621523+00 by: Dan Lyke

Seems like the other lesson is "Don't associate people who read Jason Calacanis". I'll forgive myself this one break in my policy...