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Forgive the blow-hard title but being a community heavily involved in the internet communication space I wanted to bring this conversation I started on facebook to y'all as I felt you'd all have some great insights.
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I'm about to... thought-vomit on facebook about the idea of sharing and digital curation ON facebook, so humor me. many of you may skip over this due to it's length which in a way kinda validates some of the following points (that or maybe you just don't find it interesting, which is fair). I was gonna share a cute video (which I'll share in the comments) but I thought "it's so cute and funny, someone needs to see it" and if I don't no doubt I'll never be able to find it when I want to next. I've observed friends who use their timeline as a bookmark of sorts, posting articles or any content they wish to find later as facebook stands as a record keeper now (a comforting yet terrifying though) and a thought came to mind.
There is so much content on the internet these days, it seems facebook has truly capitalized on that fact by giving us an outlet to record ideas and curate media in a way that documents, encourages, and perpetuates our... digital ADD I'll call it. There is so much media that our brains seek to process sound bites and small pieces and too much as once is too much. This is shown in the wild success of Vine, and I find myself leaving multiple tabs open on my browser all the time in an effort to... preserve material that is important while also keeping it accessible. Long videos I tend to leave and procrastinate from watching favoring shorter materials and what not.
I guess my reason for sharing this is my own fear that the idea will slip away in the endless meanderings I take online. Does the act of having facebook create the compulsion to share media, are we sharing to serve us or the potential audience, are these simply human impulses that through facebook are more easily acted upon? What are your thoughts?
What reminded me and made me think to share this with you guys was the fact that... I often neglect some of the more thoughtful comments and procrastinate on responding to them, and I've always done it, perhaps out of pressure of giving quality attention to what's been said... often doing just the opposite and leaving them till responding loses it's relevance.
ANYWAY! Here are two videos, the first being the cute on that inspired the thought train
Next a really cool TED talk I watched earlier that I'm pretty sure spurred the ideas that led to this.
So enjoy, feel free to think about the ideas, don't respond immediately. I'd LOVE for this to turn into a page-turning discussion!
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