Understanding the Abramoff pictures requires investigating the absurd Washington phenomenon known as the “glory wall.” Also called the “wall of fame,” “me wall,” and “ego wall,” the glory wall is where members of the establishment flaunt their connections by displaying photos of themselves with more famous people. —John Dickerson —”As I Was Saying to the President ?”: Washington and the art of the ”glory wall.” (Slate)
I started reading this because of the Battlestar Galactica reference. I kept reading because something suddenly clicked, and it helped me understand the “egocasting” phenomenon that has been puzzling me about Facebook.
I’m still not ready to tie all these observations together, but maybe my subconscious brain can tackle it, if it wants to.