― A piece by Roberto Simanowski, published in the German weekly paper 'Der Freitag', and translated because people were asking me about it. ∙ Contradiction Anyone who uses Facebook doesn't have to feel bad about it from now on: Distraction saves modern society. ∙ Criticizing Facebook isn't all wrong. "Social status is now becoming a precisely measurable value. Statistics show whether you are homosexual. Whether you are suited for a talk over a beer. Whether you turn out to be a [...].