The language of ‘likes’
A kind of conversation develops when strangers begin to register each other’s preferences, likes, interests, experiences… from the posts that they make on their blogs. This making of an association, which is too early to label friendship, yet a relationship in its own right, is a striking unravelling of the new social. Two individuals ‘follow’ each other. No introductions made often. In their comfortable anonymity they reach out, hold back, reveal and share in turns about themselves. The language that this conversations takes, though appears recognizable, is still unique in ways that it drives expression and sense of bonding between individuals.
Those far away virtual identities get our honest selves. Those close by can remain in splendid oblivion.