Friday, March 30, 2007
The Geldof girl writes in the Guardian about MySpace today, mixing up two popular ideas, narcissism and addiction. In the first, publication on the internet is seen as the ‘new vanity’ produced by an inflated sense of self; in the second the internet is a drug that ‘takes over’ our normal self. Here’s a link to the article. It’s interesting reading down the comments. The majority are quite hostile to the article. And how, I wonder, will the Guardian read this? Favourably because it attracts attention or unfavourably because it seems unpopular? And what I wonder of the commenters are they vain, addicted or both?