Man, had to change the starter on this blog, thought it was the battery, but the damn thing just wouldn't turn, I thought it was under warranty...but apparently those don't really cover anything, who would have thought, the person that sold it to me over the phone really talked it up like it was the best thing that was ever offered over the phone. But it is all up and running now, idles a lil hard, but a good point A to point B.
So, there are, at current count, over one billion unique species of social media websites. And I expect this to grow until we start destroying there natural environments to make way for strip farming for McDonalds. I think this blog counts as one, and if it doesn't, it may be more of a hybrid, ala a mule, like a myspace breed with a opinion column of a celebrity gossip site, the result is a sterile, workable, pack mule of a website. Lets see....we at the Rial Blog Two Girls One Guy Hair Salon are on blogger, myspace, facebook, twitter, bandcamp, and various message boards. (most of which are linked at the bottom, in case you never made it all the way thru one of these epic poems of solitude and depression we call "posts".) That is five times the opportunity to interact via icons and uploaded photos and short, poorly constructed sentences (this utility is the main culprit) That is alot of access. If you wee to meet me in real life, you would never ever get that many chances to talk/share photos/show funny youtube videos. Its kinda cool and kinda fake. But I don't want to get into why and why nots and all that.
I really want to talk about a co-worker. He says Facebook is for little kids. He is right, but so are Popsicles and Velcro, two things I am pretty hyped on. He also listens to country music, is homophobic yet loves Elton John, and defends it by saying its good American rock and roll (its not, its good ENGLISH rock and roll) and generally is wrong about everything. Now I may be on facebook alot, but I have downtime at work and get caught up in a lot of pointless info about peoples lives. I also get to see photos I will never see of my friends kids (like these totally badass ones of Loren and his kid on what looked like the most badass camping trip ever. Fuck the desert.) Country music listening co-worker just doesn't have many friends, so he justifies it as little kid. His perception, thats cool. But he is wrong (and he is right)
So any way, people young and old are on these sites and some people let it all hang out. And some live in fear of there parents disapproving (or family member sor whatever). look, your putting your wangs out on the line by sharing your life with the world, let your family know you smoke, are liberal/conservative, gay/ghey/ghay, like sports, etc. Because really, we are all going to die a horrible death that consists of angels and seals and trumpets and anti-somethings and its going to suck, so start living, on line and off.
Dang a lang a ding dong
5 years ago