We often think that well-respected, high-circulation national newspapers, like the Washington Post, are among the most influential institutions in the country.  With this in mind, the Post‘s desperate effort to weave itself up with Facebook is a stunning indication of Facebook’s power in American society.  Or, at least, the Washington’s Post‘s perception of Facebook’s power.

Eat Liver, via Blame It On the Voices.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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