Social Media = Hard Drugs?


“Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook. Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth.”

NYT executive editor Bill Keller, who says “I don’t think I’m a Luddite,” is worried about “The Twitter Trap.” Though, to keep Keller’s metaphor rolling, he’s hitting that pipe pretty hard himself.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →