Episode
May 29, 2012

Generation over share

Is Facebook making people narcissistic?
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As people share more and more of their lives via social media, The Stream speaks to Andrew Keen, who says the online social revolution is dividing and diminishing us. He argues that Facebook is making people narcissistic. Keen’s unapologetic support for copyright and intellectual property rights has garnered criticism from those who believe such laws inhibit online sharing.

While fans of social media argue it connects people all over the world, Mr. Keen counters it actually pulls people farther apart and reduces their humanity.

In this episode of The Stream we speak with Andrew Keen (@ajkeen), author of “#digitalvertigo.” Members of the Stream community also join the discussion via Google+ hangout.

What do you think? Is social media making people less human? Send us your thoughts and comments on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AJStream.
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