Wieso Facebook unsere Beziehungen (noch) nicht richtig abbildet

Warum es gut und natürlich ist, dass wir zu Weihnachten und bei anderen Familienfesten Stress haben und wieso Facebook diesen Stress unterstützten sollte.

“The problem with traditional social networks 1.0 is all the relationships are flat,” said Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group […] “Everyone is the same level, whether I’m married to you or you’re someone I went to high school with or somebody I met at a conference.”

That online reality does not reflect human nature, said Zeynep Tufekci, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who studies the social impacts of technology.

“Your mom and your boyfriend are rarely in the same room,” she said, “and that’s why Christmas and Thanksgiving are such a stressful time for people, because their worlds collapse. On Facebook you’re in a long extended Thanksgiving dinner with everyone you ever knew, and people find that difficult to deal with.”