It's been so long since i've actually written something that wasn't a facebook status I barely know where to begin...it's been too long, subconscious since we've spoken. I almost lost my entire brain to become one of the drones still sucked in to these endless "social networking" fads. It's unbelievable, I left Hi5 for Myspace, Myspace for Facebook and now i've ended that 2 year love-affair to begin a whole new one with Twitter!
Is there something wrong with us that makes us crave attention from thousands of mostly anonymous people? Were we all not breast-fed enough? Or have we simply gotten so lazy we can't be bothered to step out into the sunlight and actually socialize with these people we call "friends"?
Sure "keeping in touch" via the internet isn't a bad thing, unless the person your "keeping in touch" with is actually sitting 3 feet away from you! [Yes, i've done this...quite often at that].
Last week one day I got out of bed and spent about 12 hours sitting in the same spot glued to the screen [I think I might have moved once or twice to use the bathroom or grab a snack but the majority of my day was spent working on getting that migraine to the highest point of intensity]. When did it get to the point where watching T.V is EASIER on the eyes?
There's a backlash coming, the internet didn't quite turn out to be the genius invention we all thought it would be, YouTube sucks and I just heard some woman got charged millions of dollars for downloading 28 songs! I'm about to sharpen a pencil and revert to snail-mail....then again, walking into a post office in Jamaica is like stepping right into the 16th Century, it's nearly impossible to even get an envelope there.
The worst part of all this is that as soon as i'm finished here i'll post a link to this post on Twitter.This tube is self-destructive,we must resist! It's control over us is sorta-kinda-almost-exactly like what happens in this video: