Kenneth Josephson • Gitterman

Sunday, 5 June 2016

“Despite all the work that social media users do to document themselves from one day to the next, what is recorded is not life. Rather it is death-in-life: it is ‘existence’ from which life has already fled, leaving behind a digital husk. Our social media footprint is an obituary we write ourselves—a set of remembrances we leave for future generations to give strength to this simple, spurious claim: that we lived.” Rana Dasgupta • Guardian