Wednesday, February 10, 2010

INTERNET KILLED THE ANTICIPATION STAR

The number of social networking websites is growing tremendously, and the people seem to be catching up very easily.

From Twitter, to Facebook; from Friendster to LinkedIn, passing by all the personal blogs, everyone wants to go public.
Not very long time ago, finding a certain person on Google was a privilege dedicated to well-known and distinguished people. It was almost like if you could make it on Google, it means you made it in real life.
But now, anyone can open a profile on one of the numerous networking websites, and thus could be located in less than a minute.

Although there is absolutely nothing wrong in that, but the fact that everyone is going public is taking its toll on the imagination.

For example if you are at work, and you’re dealing for some time with a girl just over the phone, there is no more need to imagine whether she is a brunette or a blonde, whether she’s hot or a turn off, you just Google her and you will definitely find a photo of her somewhere on the net.

Also if you’re going on a first date with another girl, there is no more need to be extra cautious, or hope to be lucky and have something in common to talk about. Before going to the date, you can just check her Facebook profile, and you would know exactly what is her favorite music, in which places she likes to hang out, the type of friends she spends time with. And based on all these factors, you design the “perfect” date accordingly.

Moreover, every one of us used to feel very special when our true friends used to remember our birthdays, but now it doesn’t feel so special anymore because even the person I went to school with 10 years ago and haven’t spoken with since will write me his best wishes on my wall!

The Buggles thought in 1979 that Video Killed the Radio Star, and I think in 2010 that Internet killed the video star.

What next, can we be any more connected than we actually are, and what can kill the internet star???


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