Evgeny Morozov: "The Death of the Cyberflâneur"

An interesting piece published in today’s NYT:

As the popular technology blogger Robert Scoble explained in a recent post defending frictionless sharing, “The new world is you just open up Facebook and everything you care about will be streaming down the screen.”

This is the very stance that is killing cyberflânerie: the whole point of the flâneur’s wanderings is that he does not know what he cares about. 

Reminded me a bit of the “serendipity” exchanges from 2006. 

Stephen Schenkenberg @schenkenberg