Frederic Neyrat on Sun, 3 Nov 2019 22:13:25 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Facebook

Thanks Alan! But I've a question, I try to formulate it... Let's say: 

1/ FB enables to create a "community," that's good for sure; 
2/ but in the same time, it destroys the condition of the possibility of community/togetherness/Gemeinwesen/être-ensemble, etc. For instance, in making possible the election of people whose main goal is to destroy any community/being-in-common (note that I do not consider being quantified and recombined by algorithms a good way to generate some being-in-common).

So, in the end, I understand that something would be lost by leaving FB - hence my first question! - but would it be possible to say that the loss is even more important while not quitting FB?

My best,


On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 11:14 AM Alan Sondheim <> wrote:

I'm on it because there are a number of new media artists/writers/etc.
including myself who form somewhat of a community - it's a way to
distribute work, especially if one's not in academia or media industry.
It's brutally flawed but also useful and it gives more scope to textual
work than Instagram.


On Sun, 3 Nov 2019, Frederic Neyrat wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd like to know if some people on this list - be they activists,
> environmentalists, artists, thinkers, contributors - are (still) on Facebook
> and if yes, why, being given the extreme noxiousness of this "social" (?)
> network.
> Thisarticle?
> republicans-right
> is not the reason of my email, but its occasion.
> Thanks in advance for your light on this matter,
> Frederic Neyrat

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