Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blogging? Facebook?

Well, it's been a long time since my last blog entry the reasons for which are twofold - too much work to do and a lack of interest.

When blooging was new to me I was writing an entry a week, roughly. But the novelty of the new wore off quite quickly.Then about two months ago I discovered Facebook and after having had my own Facebook page for about two weeks I removed it.

Partly because I didn't like the ever increasing feeling of "big brother is watching", I mean, lets be honest, governments both good and bad, democratic and totalitarian around the world must be in ecstasy over the voluntary registering of so much personal information and political, religious and sexual views now openly and freely available to them from millions of people in countries as far apart geographically and politically as the US, the UK, India, Russia, Malaysia and so on.

But I deleted my Facebook account mostly because Facebook is a completely and utterly pointless phenomenon. And the laughable amount of causes and groups and their members who actually believe they might be making a difference or that even one politician might take a blind bit of notice of them reminds me of the blue eyed naivety of an upper secondary school common room!

However, I shouldn't be surprised by that because Facebook was created initially by and for American high school kids and that level of thinkling and maturity is clearly visible and pervades most of the causes and groups.

As I become more and more disillusioned with cyber-reporting and cyber-media of all types I find myself more and more going to newsagents and buying UK newspapers, rather than reading them on the net as I used to.

The internet, which back in the mid-90s promised to be a super-cyber-highway promising almost virtual reality experiences, has proved itself to be nothing more than a huge market place interspersed with triviality and groupings of people with nothing better to do than fanny around on Facebook, Friends reunited, Lunarstorm and countless other cyber environments.

Now, where did I put my copy of The Guardian Weekly...?