I have a Facebook, as do many of the folks I know. I (jokingly) asked, ‘what is simulacra, and what is not?’ In other words, there are parts in our lives where we interact with actual people, places and things; yet there are parts of our lives that are neither.
We have lost, in our world, the ‘front porch’ of everyday life. Those ‘third places’ in our everyday that are neither home nor work. Perhaps the coffee shop or the barbershop is that for some, that place to relate with others on more than surface levels but not our most intimate levels.
That begs the question, what is a blog or Facebook–or more significanlty where is a blog or Facebook? Is virtual reality a ‘place’ where something actually occurs? Or is it a ‘non-place?’