Our Facebook, which art in the cloud

In the Harper’s Index there was a statement about the amount of people who had made a purchase on their mobile devices while at a funeral. This got me to thinking about the role of technology in our spiritual lives and it made me ask, is Facebook the new form of prayer? Like prayer when we post we are putting ourselves out to a larger force hoping for at least recognition and at best some affirmation of what we are stating. Perhaps we see being liked as a step to some social salvation. As 20% of people under 30 don’t proclaim to belong to an organized religion – is it possible that Facebook has become the communication with another possibly higher power that they are looking for?