Sitting here looking at my desktop which has adium and destroy twitter running, I wonder what it means to have an interweb experience these days. I have google, aim and facebook loaded up on adium and I can see that one of my friends has been laid off. The question comes up, do I try and chat, open my browser and send and comment on her status? Or write a blog post about the whole situation?
I could just head over to a news site and see what is going on the in the world, but I get that in destroy twitter. I digest a lot of little snippets of information on a given day. I manage to look at a lot of photographs too, but how I interface with the internet has changed a lot over time.
It makes me wonder what is next. Who knows. My kids love playing with their animals on webkinz, which is facebook for the under 8 crowd. No matter what, I should be doing something else. I have grading and handouts to make, but the time suck of my computer is on, not the productive part. This is my biggest problem. I tend to get sucked into technology more than I want to, or allow myself to.
For some reason, I have been moving away from the browser to handle all interweb related action, to individual tools. Twitter seems to be at the root of this migration. Twhirl, Tweet Deck and now Destroy Twitter…now , blogo, for a blog whose life is not much longer of this world? What am I thinking, or is it that I am looking for time sucks, when there is little time to suck? Facebook, I thought I was done with that, no such luck. Flickr is the one I have walked away from the most. We will see.
I am standing on the podium for the Singular Image Curator’s Choice sponsored by Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gobsmacked is how I fel when I got the call that my image Sale Day placed. An edit of the series from which it came is here.
I hoped to get this up sooner, but we just returned from a family trip to Santa Fe. I had the chance to stop in at Center and say hello and thank you. Both Laura and Maggie were very gracious with their valuable time.