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DJDeedle presents Deedlecast, the best mashup, remix, and retro-future sound.

Jul 31, 2009

Social networking is among the many things, like identity theft and pop-up advertising, made simpler and easier by modern digital technology.  It is not that we didn't meet people or stay in touch with friends and family before the internet connected us all to spam and Youtube. But with all this new connectivity, even staying in touch with people and meeting new people has been streamlined and systematized, and made almost instantaneous and compulsive.  The trouble is that with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and all the other networks, being privy at all times to our connections' many thoughts, moods, exclamations, whims, concerns, causes, photos, home videos, humors, disappointments, and the other detritus of the human endeavor can be vexing and overwhelming to say the least.  

Sometimes receiving an update a minute about the state of mind of the cousin of the woman who was college roommates with the girlfriend of the guy with whom you formed a punk band briefly in the 80s can put us to the saturation point of digital connectedness.  Today's Deedlecast speaks to the facebook frustration phenomenon.  

Even DJDeedle is not immune from social networking.  Want to follow the unselfconscious and shameless self promotion of DJDeedle?  Find him on Twitter at or Facebook at

Artwork courtesy of Chris Spinosa