On Facebook I get the daily news, hyperlocal-yet-global edition: A former co-worker’s baby sits up for the first time. Links are shared for a funny video, an insightful political commentary, a vacation photo album. A friend tries to calm his nerves while his room in Kabul shakes in the midst of multiple bombings. Family members crack wise. Someone makes a delicious soup for dinner; someone else mourns an older brother gone too soon.