I like the notion here that Facebook fails to bring people close because vulnerability cannot safely be shown in such a one-dimensional space. That’s why our new context-switching functionality (due on the Landing fairly soon) will be so important, allowing us to display different facades to different people.
I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and two growing-up grandchildren. I live in beautiful Vancouver.