The arrival of Facebook has been greeted by many young people as an incredible communication vehicle. For the first time, they can inform friends,neighbors or anyone just what was eaten for breakfast and which clothes will be worn today. As a bonus, everyone can see your child’s picture of the first day at school. These topics dominate what transpires on Facebook. We are experiencing the trivialization of the American mind.
Facebook is altering the manner in which people dialogue. An individual can make an interesting comment on what you expressed. Of course, the person can not see your visual expression, nor may they ever receive a response. Facebook has invented dialogues that are not dialogues. Facebook has created discussions which terminate abruptly because someone has no way to respond to a point except for silence.
We may term the era of Facebook as “Being Mindless in America.”