So I was recently at an event in downtown Manhattan that was marketed through Facebook and was dismayed at the actual turnout. Although over 1,200 individuals were invited to the event and nearly 95 had confirmed there were only 3 individuals actually there. Now this is not the first time this had occurred but I was wondering whether this was simply a phenomenon amongst my 'cyber-friend' social group or whether people were simply apathetic or disinterested in meeting up in real life. However, this question was answered the other day as I was flipping through the NY Times Magazine from 10.26.08 and came upon this article:
i guess a .25% turnout isn't that bad...
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved”