Stephen Hawking Takes the Facebook Plunge

October 24th, 2014

While many have lamented that social media is a poor replacement for live contact, there’s no question it gives isolated individuals a new lease on social life. Wired’s Issie Lapowski discusses how one of the world’s foremost authorities on Time joins one of the world’s foremost consumers of time: Stephen Hawking joins Facebook – and even virtually (well, vicariously – which is the original virtually) takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.