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Andrew Keen, a British-American entrepreneur and the author of “The Cult of the Amateur” and “Digital Vertigo”, tells CNN why he believes that Facebook is stealing the innocence of our inner lives, by sabotaging what it really means to be human.

“I call this shift from the private to the public self “digital narcissism.” Behind the communitarian veil of social media, we have fallen in love with ourselves. But this is a super sad love story. Because the more we self-broadcast, the emptier we become; and the emptier we become, the more we need to self-broadcast.” [...]

“Social media’s ubiquity means that we are losing that most precious of human things — our sense of self.”

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