But the world that is hyperintelligently spread out before us has lost its force and resistance.
(1992, 105–6) Critics of Borgmann have seen him as adopting Heidegger’s substantivist, monolithic model of technology as a singular, deterministic force in human affairs (Feenberg 1999; Verbeek 2005).
It cuts us off from the pleasure of seeing people in the round and from the instruction of being seen and judged by them.
It robs us of the social resonance that invigorates our concentration and acumen when we listen to music or watch a play.…Again it seems that by having our hyperintelligent eyes and ears everywhere, we can attain world citizenship of unequaled scope and subtlety.
More recent and specific trends in online social networking include the rise of sites dedicated to media sharing (You Tube, Flickr, Instagram, Vine), microblogging (Tumblr, Twitter), location-based networking (Foursquare, Loopt, Yelp, Yik Yak) and interest-sharing (Pinterest).Nor are the ethical implications of these technologies strictly interpersonal.