on need of news

“And I am sure that I never read any memorable news in a newspaper. If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat blown up, or one cow run over on the Western Railroad, or one mad dog killed, or one lot of grasshoppers in the winter, - we need never read of another. One is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?” 

- Thoreau

i for one can handle no more "status updates" and whether or not who "likes" or (gasps) "unfriends" the other. if newspapers are mere gossip than what of facebook! i have heard the argument of being "connected" but unfortunately being "connected" can actually disconnect you from a great many things. this is not to say the internet doesn't have a place... so long as this place is no longer in my home than i am happy:) 

 the man who would be edgar