Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 1st Sep 2009 01:11 UTC
Internet & Networking While browsing the ever-wider world web today, I came across a story about IBM's patent of a sort of "Facebook Remote Control." It was appalling. Do we seriously need more single-purpose devices that will enable us to sit around more wasting more time than we already do? Does anyone really need to seclude themselves from the world even more to publish their lives on yet another teen-infested network? Must we really always be connected to the net? Read on for my ramble concerning a dark side of technology.
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connectivity and social web
by l3v1 on Tue 1st Sep 2009 09:21 UTC
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To me the whole social web thing is an abomination, a waste of time and resources, a passing thing, a temporary fashion craze. But that's me, in a society that seems to think that if you're not on half a dozen sites then you have some serious problems, or something to hide. On the other side, people complain when they e.g. loose a job opportunity because of drinking pictures on their open facebook (et al.) sites. I just don't care for the whole shebang. There's one (1) such site I'm on, which used to be about professional connections (I should've emphasized the "used to be" part).

The general idea stays true: too much of [whatever] is never good.

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I agree with you, especially about it being replaced with something equally more "fashionable" in a few years. To me, all this myspace/facebook/whatever makes no sense. I've got better things to do than continuously update those things and check out others' pages, thanks. Still, what others want to do is none of my business. I don't get the social web thing, I don't think it'll stick around for all that long in the scheme of things, and quite frankly I don't care if it does or not as it has nothing to do with me.
Regarding IBM's patent, a facebook remote? Please tell me that even our patent system here in the US isn't dumb enough to allow such a thing.

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