Explores what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. This title discusses issues ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to 'friending', to the efficacy of 'online activism'.
This is a fascinating, amusing, and almost disorientingly wide-ranging exploration of Facebook in particular and social media in general, with discussion moving smoothly from drunken photographs to Barack Obama to virtual sheep-tossing to ironic tweets to European toilet design - it's just as varied and lively as your News Feed itself. “Facebook and Philosophy” is a thorough, entertaining, and multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. Writers from a variety of fields come together here to put the Facebook experience in perspective, in discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to 'friending', to the (debatable) efficacy of 'online activism'.
D. E. Wittkower is Lecturer in Philosophy at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. He is editor of iPod and Philosophy and Mr. Monk and Philosophy.