Friday March 4th

Another very long dry spell with no written post.  It seems that writing is something one must physically make themselves sit down and do.  It just does not come spontaneously.

Or perhaps it is because I’ve begun to self-sensor myself now that my entire social circle is now on the internet and thanks to Facebook have become much more active.  It is no longer a place where I can just throw out my thoughts to the wind, my family might actually read this!

Maybe I became adverse to writing since my server had about as much computing power as an Atari gaming system.

Well good news, I’m going to sit down and write, the odds of people I actually know actually visiting my blog is still slim and I figured out what caused my server to run slower than molasses.

So what to write about?

Let’s start with one of my more common themes which is my amazement regarding the lack of amazement among those that have become so accustomed to technology that they no longer are amazed.

It also amazes me how much people use the word amazing in Facebook posts.  It seems that which was previously very common and ordinary has become “amazing” when posting one’s feelings about the previously ordinary on the internet.  One could be forgiven for thinking that most Facebook users walk around all day in a daze as they are continually enraptured by everything that surrounds them.

My breakfast, burrito, friend Ami, bus ride home etc was Amazing!

My train of thought took a serious detour there.  It must be the amount of amazing tea I’m drinking and I’ve over-caffeinated myself.

What if I told you back in 1998 that one day there would be a communal forum where you could communicate instantaneously with everyone you ever knew?  What would you want to post, or say given this extraordinary ability?  Do you think you would:

1.)  Complain about something small?
2.) Praise Jesus?
3.) Say something political since the simple obvious fact will change the stupid opinions of all your friends on the other side of the isle?
4.) Show what the burrito you’re about to consume looks like?
5.) Post every single picture with your boyfriend?  Post a selfie every single day?
6.) Post something philosophical that you snatched from somewhere else?
7.)  Shame everyone into posting some cause or other because you’re sure that “95% of you won’t do this, but are pretty sure you know the 5% that will?”

I don’t know about you but I certainly know about me.  I am growing a bit weary of the same themes running through my Facebook news feed.  It was entertaining for a good long while but over time I think I’ve been preached to enough, had my mind go a bit numb from all the pseudo news articles “10 things / slideshow that every something or other should know,” or be invited for the millionth time to play some waste of time FB game.

I’d like to go back to the time when FB was fresh and exciting.  I’d like a do over of getting reacquainted with all the people I had lost touch with over the years.  Getting reacquainted with them by a poke just was not as sufficient as a nice hour long conversation we used to do in the “olden days.”

Of course it is not all gloom and doom now.  I do enjoy seeing pictures, getting personal updates and generally being able to easily keep track of everyone.

Now that I think about it, you only get out of certain things that which you’re willing to put into them.  Perhaps if I become more efficient at using Facebook or the Internet in general I shall get that much more out of it!

I shall give it a try.

And with that self-revelation I’m going to close this post.  My young son just appeared in front of my office sans pants and it looks like I’m needed to restore some order in the household.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/