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Want to Reckon with Facebook? Make Like Lloyd Dobler

Back in the pre-Facebook days of the early 2000’s I was living in Somerville, Massachusetts. It’s one of those dingy mid-20th century looking towns set on the edge of a more important city, that being the educational stronghold of Cambridge. I was out of college, but I had some friends at the time who were Harvard students — crazy smart, mature-beyond-their-years young’uns who, refreshingly, socialized outside the usual Ivy League enclaves. At some point, in…