Facebook Is a Real-Life Place in This Remote Italian Town

Sophie Miura

For many of us, staying in touch with friends means checking our Facebook feed rather than meeting for coffee, and our curiosity is quenched by a quick Google search instead of visiting the library. Sound familiar? Italian street artist Biancoshock is poking fun at our tech obsession with a new project called Web 0.0.

Shock took to the streets of a remote town called Civitacampomarano, where data connection is practically nonexistent. Using logos, Business Insider reports he has created real-life hubs to mimic the apps—yes, the same ones that are ironically replacing face-to-face interaction. This is what the world might look like if apps and digital services existed in real life. 

Inspired to do a digital detox? Shop The Joy of Missing Out ($14) for tips to help you disconnect. 

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