"For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part, but then shall I know
even as also I am known."
(1 Corinthians 13:12)
Yeah, I know: King James version and possibly a misuse of scripture? Maybe, maybe not.
This is the verse that comes to mind and heart whenever I think about how social media transforms relationships. Modern translations substitute "blurred image" or "puzzling reflections" in a mirror for "through a glass darkly." When it comes to social media, the mirror is also a window.
Social media has opened up another portal for knowing and being known; seeing and being seen. Reality is tested by digital technologies that challenge us to rethink how relationships come into being and how they're sustained.
Naysayers claim none of it is "real." Really? I disagree. What do you say? Let's chat.
|A visual I created to illustrate the most common path for face-to-face meetings.|