I haven’t read an article in a long time with such a gigantic vocabulary. Lot of dictionary use on this one. It is still very understandable, though — so I submit to you The Meaning of Information Technology:
Human beings need to understand one another in terms of primordial intimacies because man has no other tools for understanding the solicitations of man. But if the size of the world is no longer amenable to intimacy technologies, then mankind must invent information technologies that rehumanize the world.
Thus the proliferation of social software on the web.
Social software doesn’t solve the communication problem — we’ve already solved that. It mitigates the drowning in information problem.