It is amazing what drives our society—what rocks our world.
Millions of people have been waiting for a single application from the Apple App store. Finally, it comes. How come this kinda stuff means so much to us? Well, because we like it.
Facebook intrigues me. I use it, I like it, I hate it, I love it, and I neglect it all at the same time. Sometimes my FB friends annoy the heck out of me, sometimes I’m actually interested in what they have to say. One thing is certain, it has totally shafted the traditional form of communication.
There is an interesting article in the WSJ about this whole phenomenon. It is really harsh on the relational aspects of FB. However, I think it fails in one area: FB isn’t everything. We use FB to augment real life interaction. It adds a deeper dimension to friendships we really would not keep up with in previous decades. My buddy from 5 years ago would disappear into thoughtful reminiscence if it wasn’t for FB.
Now Facebook is once again on the headlines with it’s newly released iPhone app update. I’ve downloaded it just now. I dig it. But it’s not my reality. Nooo, someone just rang the doorbell and I’m going to blow my nose before I answer it since I’m sick as a dog. That’s reality.