Commentary on The Onion’s report:
I place more faith in satire than the sanctioned news. This mock report is an exemplar of what good media theory aims to do: defamiliarize common technological experiences, make one laugh (even a quiet sardonic murmur), bring out the pathos of the world, and above all be truthful. The Onion’s account of screen addictions deploys an unrelenting irony that borders on the absurd. I am reading and studying this article presently, to learn more about the phenomenology of social networking. I’ll keep you posted on my research.