Now that Twitter is also broken…

Here’s a modest suggestion for connecting with your people

None of the people in these buildings know each other. None of the people in the apartments in the same building know each other either. Yet I’d bet each of them has more than 1000 “connections” on social media.

I’m old enough to remember when writing a letter in the mail or slipping a note under a door was the only way to securely know that a friend was going to receive your message. I vividly remember when “answering machines” first gave humans the ability to leave voice messages for each other without a third party involved — everyone howled when you…



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M. M. De Voe

Fictionista, collector of obscure awards, admirer of optimists in the face of dread. Author of Book&Baby, an acclaimed guide for writer-parents.