“[…] if today’s Internet has a Baron Haussmann, it is Facebook. Everything that makes cyberflânerie possible — solitude and individuality, anonymity and opacity, mystery and ambivalence, curiosity and risk-taking — is under assault by that company. And it’s not just any company: with 845 million active users worldwide, where Facebook goes, arguably, so goes the Internet.”
—Evgeny Morozov, on the disappearance of the cyberflâneur, the aimless wanderer on the Internet.
(Source: The New York Times)