Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A short observation for starters.

In many ways the Internet with all the social media sites like My Space, Face book, Fan Page and so on, has become less social, more secluded, allusive and a lot less personal. Everybody’s out there and on there just 5 minutes ago. You have all of those little pop-up messengers, all private and or secrete. Of course you can set up to video chat, but that’s mostly one on one or used for gaming. There is so much information on search engines now, that it’s nearly impossible to get simply the answer that your looking for. Everything is a gimmick to get you where they want you, rather than where you want to be.

Fifteen or twenty years ago we had good ol’ live chat rooms like AT&T and AOL where thousands of people from around the world gathered live around the clock. You could count on crazy Betty to be in the woman’s gossip room at 6:45p.m. every night except Wednesday and the Dark Dragon would make there appearance in the fantasy room every night around 10:00p.m. You could flirt, argue, talk about your day, laugh “lol” you could cry, you could fall in and out of love and even get a private room. Everyone was right there with you live. You never saw any pictures or videos, but you got to know those people better than the people in your own family. You knew them so well that when they tried to hide and use a new chat name, you still knew who it was by the way they talked because their personalities still came through. Now it seems as though everything is, just “so 5 minutes ago!”
©®William J. Marsh


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