If social networks were invented to bring us closer together, why are we all sitting at the same table at a bar, gazing rapturously into our iPhones? Facebook and the like have been carefully constructed to appeal to our basest natures, just as Big Macs were designed to be irresistibly delicious.
How are Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ making our lives better – or worse? They’re not going away, so how can we use them to make our real lives better?
Alexis is a late-blooming entrepreneur who’s been pushing pixels since 1996. She’s usually covered in dog fur.