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Commentary: Facebook likes us. It really likes us

There's a quality of urban life that people either love or hate: Everywhere you look in a city is a terminal point of human desire.

If you're in a city right now, look around. Church. Manicure joint. Strip club. Condos. The population's collective demands for religion, sex, shelter and (above all) #nailart are inscribed in the cityscape. Contrast this with an untamed natural landscape where human desires aren't answered at all. Want a bed or simple hydration? The forest and desert don't care.

Facebook is a hypertropolis

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