So mike is revamping the old Malf site.
End of a era or just a change of format?
Felt like i had to actually type something for this. But it really is a bit odd.
The blogs we we started have I think have begun to die as we have become a facebookin, googledocin, texting, smartphonin, populace.
Really only Eric and our friends wife Cec are the only ones that do post regularly.
I still use mine. but it not really a post blog I think, just a collection of clips and notes that I want to keep or throw on there because i'm at work and don't want to loose the link. Hell I don't know if anyone actually reads this at all? (if you do drop a comment like "yo", I'm just curious)
I do post stuff to Facebook, mostly links to vids, but I have a general practice to put it on my blog for keeping. But i find i don't "Status" on Facebook. Charyl does, Teddy does, Mike does. Will does. But i just stare at that status box and the thoughts are there, i just can't for some reason actual bring myself to type things there. I Reply at times, but not start one.
It's like twitter. I have a account. i Have my links... Do i tweet... not really. I think i have 3 to my name. One to Stephen fry, one to Crabcat (a really funny bunch of costume makers) and one to some random person (i'll look that up later) I've had my account for 6-8 months maybe. I guess I just don't do Post-of-consciousness I guess.
I started serious posting with "luddite" in 2008 (yeesh)
I read it again today and It still echo's in my head.
Can we give it all up? the net I mean?
Its a hypothetical question of course, but its a real kicker!
I'm glued now to my cellphone (charyl pokes fun at me about it. Hey I have my cell lass, you have your topchef, lol) Hell I'm now sending this message from my laptop at work on a turbo stick, I'm paying way to much for.
I'm a technophille with a aversion to submersion.
Its a bit of a paradox.
I like talking to people on the phone.
I like talking to people directly.
I like being able to hear the subtle nuances in speach, that are lost in a txt
Yes I now txt, and I've been doing a lot of it as Charyl likes it and uses it a lot. But I really do prefer talking. Always thought txting between friends should be in my opinion.
1. Outgoing text: you up/available?
2. Incoming text: Yes/No
3. IF(2 = "Yes", true = goto 4, False = goto 5) Little programing joke there
4. call person
5. Wait till Later
Not saying "STOP Txting/Facebooking/yaddayadda". I know this is how we are moving as a society. One huge global community separated by keystrokes (or touchscreen taps if you like). I just wonder about the "humanity" of it.
So if I don't friend you, respond to you, happy b-day to you, congratz you in a txt, fill out your linked survey, poke you, Farmville you, twit you, hit the "like" button.
It not because I don't care about you.
It because I don't care about **insert social site here**
Or haven't checked it that day/week/month.
I think i could live without my internet. I would hate every second for a while, but i'd get over it fast.
But enough of this little diversion to the starting vein of this post.
Are blogs dying? the way ICQ/myspace died?
Are they morphing into something else?
why have a personal site anymore when if you put it on facebook/twitter everyone instantly have your blurb, and with their apps can respond to them.
Arrows gave way to the bullet, because they were better at doing the job of delivering their content.
Its not a joke term it is true, so true. The bleeding edge of technology.
Looking forward to see what mike revamps Malfeus.com to.
If he just archives it, and tosses it into a folder on his external drive, to poke a stick at every few years for nastalgia sake?