Monday, November 28, 2005

i'm bloggin' it

What are blogs for?
Are they a new kind of cyber-journalism?
The tool that any egocentric needs?
The perfect window for a voyeur?
A desperate cry in times of overcrowded mass-loneliness?
A modern version of the old stamp album collection?
A diary?
A try in putting that minority language in the cyber space so luckily an American can know that you exist? (The benign version of “War is the tool God uses to teach Geography to Americans”? Who needs wars when you have Google Hearth).
Are we in the beginning of something or is just another brick in the wall of compulsive consumism?
Are we going to make the world a better place with all this new-technologies bullshit?
Or is just that we want to save our souls mentioning Sarajevo, Hiroshima, Gernika, Auschwitz and the like?


Chris said...

How fantastic is that!!! I gotta get me one of those!!

Coffee Tambourine said...

Cool hey?!

Chris said...

In response to the text, I just believe blogging can be whatever you want it to be.

But above all else, it is an outlet for the thoughts, beliefs, opinions and feelings that make you human.

A friend of mine claimed that it is the 21st-Century equivalent to "showing people your holiday slides", but as someone who once showed me around 400 of his holiday photos in one sitting, it would appear his comments were based on ill-thought-out logic.

He also claimed that it was a waste of time, effort and internet resources, yet he himself delights in sending me e-mails everyday which contain information I already know (most of the time).

So instead, I choose an alternative opinion. Blogging is a way to communicate with friends or even people you've never met, because we all have something to say and we all have a right to say it.