In this article we reflect about social networks and their impact on today’s life. From this perspective, we question Zygmunt Bauman’s claim that social networks can be a substitute for a community, not without pointing that community is not the same as community substitute. For this, we use the novel Consumeds, by David Cronenberg, whose story is based on a couple who spends most of the time physically separated, but permanently hyperconnected. Finally, we propose from the lacanian theory a reading about the question using notions such as scopic enjoyment, plus enjoyment, symptom, non-relationship, among others. This reading allows us to locate the question of virtual ties as cheating ties that can be, at the same time, modes of possible ties for a speaking being.
Keywords: Art | psychoanalysis | pregnancy.