Posts tagged ‘internet’

Self-internet Love

Okay, thanks to my roommate – who is entirely too good at addicting me to things I should not be addicted to – I’m now on twitter.  Jillshinkski, look me up and twitter-friend me…or whatever the correct terminology is for that. 

So if you don’t know what this twitter business is, basically the entire premise is you update on ‘what you’re doing.’  That’s it.  For instance, I could update ‘Jillshinski is..at work’  or even ‘Jillshinkski is..gettin it on with a hot Australian model.’  Anything, apparently.  I’ve recently discovered the ability to twitter news sources, and thus get hour-by-hour updates on headlines, it’s rather handy…perhaps, I haven’t fully explored yet.

Anyways so, since I can’t seem to leave a post alone without posing a deep-thinking, philisophical question…Is all this internet business (updating your life minute-to-minute, for instance) making us even more self-absorbed? 

Uh, definitely, if you ask me.

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p.s.  Jillshinkski is currently updating her blog with deep relevancies.

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September 22, 2008 at 3:45 am Leave a comment

‘If you text it / I’ll delete it’

First, name that song.  Or…don’t….because it’s sort of embarassing.

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I am the opposite of a text message proponent.  Tack instant messaging and social networking onto that list as well.  I’ve long thought that all this electronic communication is severely diminishing our relationships with each other.  Really, it’s not even just a thought.  It’s 110% true.

Case in point:  how many of us have had ‘online-only’ relationships?  You meet a guy, he gets your screenname, and you proceed to talk incessantly for days on the internet, hashing out just about everything about each other.  (Aside:  flirting on the internet?  doesn’t exist, so shut up about it)  Then, when you finally get together in person, you’ve already covered everything.  Cue awkward situation, now.

Plus, there’s something about not typing it that makes it easier to say.  Suddenly, those shy kids aren’t so shy anymore.  Thoughts become convoluted, reality gets harder and harder to make out…and that’s the end of that.

Not to mention confrontation via the internet.  Don’t even get me started.  Let’s just say, if you facebook message me about a problem you have with me, I’m not responding.  You’re not even worth dignifying, I mean come on.

Conclusion?
Stop using the internet/text messaging as a facade and pick up the phone or meet someone for coffee, for god’s sake.  You’ll be glad you do in the long run.  I promise.

….We’ve become such a selfish society that we can’t even bother to form lasting bonds with each other anymore.  How depressing is that thought?

September 18, 2008 at 4:32 am Leave a comment


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