Tuesday, March 31, 2009

back in the USSR

Ian is studying…
Ian is procrastinating…
Ian is working…
Ian has decided the art of conversation is completely going to die due to the influences of technology.
Ian has updated his every move to twitter because quite frankly everyone needs to know:
Facebook status update, Twitters whole reason for existence. I never need people to know what I am up to at the rates that are possible now with Twitter and Facebook. It rather scares me to think what my own children will grow up in. My own teachers are now jumping on the facebook craze, which is amusing yet scary at the same time. (Teachers have lives? I thought they just turn them off after class, or plug them back into the socket.) Regrettably one is hard pressed to function in college without a facebook. It is an excellent source social events, as well a way to keep up with friends. It is also the only place I know of where pictures are stored. If you want a nice trip down memory lane start at the first pictures people tagged of you and work your way through. I was cute once, and the proof is on facebook.
It is getting weird though that someone needs to update people to their exact whereabouts with twitter and facebook. Even weirder is the fact that someone thought a lot of people want to do it, and thus sell advertising. Imagine how that sales pitch went.

1 comment:

RandiLines said...

I, too, am scared about the world that we are going to have our children growing up it. Predators just a click away...
But about your twitter and facebook status's I use them for something completely different then telling my friends where I am and what I am doing at any such and such place and time. I use them for encouragment for myself, and I read others of those following the same thing I do which encourage me through out the day.
The whole status thing to keep everyone "posted" on your where abouts is sort of weird... but I liek the way I use it, and I encourage that.
Just thought you would love to know my take on this! :)

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