A moment of ambient intimacy

A Skype chat log from 2007.

Me: Hey, listen – do you think any of the net-savvy literary theorists that you’re connected to has ever mentioned the connection between Bakhtin’s phatic function of language and things like twitter and other instances of ambient intimacy? [link, now broken]
She:
could be, but I’m on the phone and then have to run. I’ll get back to you.  Hi, by the way!
Me:
Exactly!

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