Are #firstworldproblems tweets themselves a #firstworldproblem? Vinny Marchionni wonders if sarcastically hash-tagging ourselves is getting in the way of #onehumancommunity.
We’re certainly no strangers to the sarcastic and self-referential possibilities of social media. (In fact, we invented #notheretics at one point, though it hasn’t – yet – taken off.) But we’re even more committed to the way social media and the web can help us pay better and deeper attention to the world around us. Here’s what we paid attention to this week:
- Joe Hoover doesn’t follow baseball all that closely – but since 2001, the fate of the Yankees in the post-season has been close to his heart
- When “one of those days” sneakily spirals into full-blown rage … well, that’s when you’ll be glad you’ve read Brian Konzman’s take on what’s really going on there
- Jake Martin’s got a recommendation for when you need a bite-size bit of online humor: Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy” is Worth Watching
- Perry Petrich has got his regular You Can’t Take It With You, and he also picks up his debate with Brendan Busse about the new Mumford & Sons album, arguing that no matter how great faith, hope, and love make us feel, they need to be rooted in real life.
When you want faith, hope, and love, rooted in real life, we hope TJP’s high on your list, and that we’ll see you back here often – maybe even sooner than next Week in Review.