New blog post: Stop externalising your life
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- Good post, I like the martian rover comparison. I also like the phrase "curating". It's true that we're at risk of being so concerned about curating the digital artefacts of our experiences that we won't actually enjoy the moment. An almost-the-same-but-not-quite thing really bothers me about Facebook -- that it's all a shiny (and largely fake) veneer on our own and our friends' lives. The true depth and meaning has been completely glossed over and watered down. It bothers me because it's taking time and energy away from other, more meaningful activities. But then, I guess we don't always want deep and meaningful. Maybe we should think of it as just another reality TV show that happens to feature our friends.
Also, if it makes people become better photographers (which it surely has -- people who have never thought about composition or color are suddently very concerned about both of those things), then that can't be a bad thing :)Apr 4, 2013
- Good read!Apr 4, 2013
- I found the post a bit derogatory and containing black and white thinking. A good read, but only one extreme perspective is considered. It considers the perspective of someone who is constantly sharing everything to everyone. With moderation, surely you can enjoy the moment while sharing it digitally, or think about it, or write about it (in more than 140 chars) or talk about it face-to-face, and so on.
Sharing moments on social networks isn't just for "notifying the world that I am doing a thing", it's also a quick and easy way to capture your experiences for yourself or loved ones, at the expense of everyone else in your online social network seeing it--of course they can easily filter out such content if they don't want to see it.Apr 5, 2013
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