"And they kept offending him with their high places, And with their Graven Images they kept inciting him to jealousy" Psalms 78:58 "They began inciting him to jealousy with strange Gods... " Deuteronomy 32:16 " Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy" Romans 13:13
The day has come. The fervor of social networking seems habituated. With adaptation, comfort, other motives, meanings, may be surfacing; once excited about connectedness, a few may be feeling that the answer to meaningful relationships is not in seeing - clicking buttons.
There may have been a trend of self-forced-deception to interpose an animation technology- embedded sounds and videos, then automated sounds-videos, starting on their own, giving it a "meaning" of a natural feel in their animations.
The thoughts, feels, and acts would be made to look real, animated, about that intermediary electronic networking. Drive towards meaningfulness, warmth and love, on the one hand, and pretending it in the intermediary electronic networking on the other. The conflict between the genuine and the seemingly in genuine- posing incongruence and tension- would then be released in a rationalized reaction; that perhaps the electronic networking would "plant" something for the future of our cultural norm, business, practice, or- then again, may even bring a loving meaningful relationship!
And yes, the electronic networking being used as a convenient mechanism for chatting, would either deceive self to be using a free venue in place of another free venue; i.e., free e-mail or chats. A trend that seemingly places the electronic networking chatter in a culture, or larger group norm, pretending normalcy-- as opposed to, the more "meaningful", dyadic 'e-mailers' outside of the electronic networking arena. After all, chatting in the background of a electronic networking arena may seem more friendly - "normal"; or the same carries a hint of perversion and exhibitionism- alternatively, secret chatting in a electronic networking arena may be indicating a need for a meaningful relationship in a culture.
And then, even though for quite some time now, a "norm like" fad of paranoia, suspiciousness and jealousy would be "acted" out in an animated 'playact' flavor. A girl friend, wife, boy friend or husband would pretend, or act out to be, jealous of the mere electronic network of photo - news - article sharing.