Friday, November 12, 2010

The difference between Blogger and Facebook

is that Blogger is based on the assumption that if what you do or say is interesting, people will like you; and Facebook is based on the assumption that if people like you they will find what you do or say interesting.


Reading Zadie Smith's piece on Facebook in the NYRB (on which I may have more to say later), I'm struck again by how much more brilliant Smith is as an essayist than as a novelist.

And I say this as someone who quite enjoys her novels.


km said...

That essay is probably the best review I've read yet for that film.

(I don't have an FB account, but I fully understand that difference you talk about - great observation, btw.)

DewdropDream said...

That was a superb piece indeed. All my niggling worries about FB have been laid out so very cohenrently.

Jasmine said...

Very True. I quit Facebook about a year ago and I am very happy.
I read Zadie Smith's article. Scathing.