If we persist in consuming these or any technologies without conscious awareness we will be formed in ways we don’t intend. But I must be clear on this point. The problem is not using the technology. The problem is using it unconsciously. The sin of Narcissus was not that he looked at his own reflection in a pool; it was that he didn’t know he was looking at himself. The cost for this unconsciousness was steep. Had he understood the medium, he could have used it rather than be used by it.
A fascinating essay on the effects of social media on our thought processes, attention spans and, yes, our souls.