Friday, February 09, 2007

Show Your Love Online

Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine. My friend Jakob is quoted:
This is Jakob’s vision: a place where topless photos are no big deal—but also where everyone can be known, simply by making him- or herself a bit vulnerable. Still, even for someone like me who is struggling to embrace the online world, Lodwick’s vision can seem so utopian it tilts into the impossible. “I think we’re gradually moving away from the age of investing in something negative,” he muses about the crueler side of online culture. “For me, a fundamental principle is that if you like something, you should show your love for it; if you don’t like it, ignore it, don’t waste your time.”
Emily Nussabaum concludes:
Right now the big question for anyone of my generation seems to be, endlessly, “Why would anyone do that?” This is not a meaningful question for a 16-year-old. The benefits are obvious: The public life is fun. It’s creative. It’s where their friends are. It’s theater, but it’s also community: In this linked, logged world, you have a place to think out loud and be listened to, to meet strangers and go deeper with friends.
I was asked the same question at last night's Social Media Club of Boston meeting. The questioner wanted to know why I put so many personal stories online. He feared that it would hurt my future job prospects.

It won't, it can only help.

I have a question for people I might work with in the future, What's your Blog URL and flickr name?

1 comment:

  1. ny name is chuck and i have a bunch of blogs and like pikshures on flicker