Seamless

Alan Jacobs wonders about the future of memoir:

...does Facebook make self-narration less compelling, less necessary? In a much talked-about essay, Peggy Orenstein has speculated that Facebook denies to young people “an opportunity for insight, for growth through loneliness”; it makes it harder for them “to establish distance from their former selves, to clear space for introspection and transformation.” Maybe it also eases or hides from us our displacements, and creates a false sense of seamlessness in lives that have actually undergone significant ruptures.