Internet social media has been a series of steps shortening the creation process to post thoughts online. A website is an n-dimensional model of a set of thoughts or abstract concepts. Each page is a static whole and a part of


I don't like Facebook. You get a brief thought, which you can share with a select audience with minimal effort. You can easily attached some underscoring media, such as a photograph or a brief video. You come away with a false sense that you have communicated something to an audience that is actually listening. You gain a feeling of accomplishment, of authorship. Then your communication becomes part of an unsearchable stream of other trivial thoughts that follow in time sequence into near oblivion. Or worse, as a demagogue, you conjure up some half truth or lie, create some slick media with it, and publish it to a focused group of followers who take your post as truth because it is on the Internet, despite the complete lack of any standard of proof, and contribute to the increasing polarization and shallowness of American politics.

But Facebook is just part of the trend. Twitter has reduced communication to 140 characters. We have a president who fits the times. He struggles to be coherent in 140 characters. There can be no complete thoughts in Twitter, only impressions and memes. It is the deconstruction of thought.