Just a random thought for the day – which I guess is connected to my project. Has anyone else realised that the internet is taking over our lives? My first port of call for absolutely everything is Google. Who would have thought, even 10 years ago, that ‘Google it’ would be such a common phrase? This morning a few friends jumped on my computer and used Google to solve an argument over song lyrics, (is it ‘we don’t have to take our clothes off to have a good time’ or ‘we have to take our clothes off to have a good time’?) the argument moved to YouTube, then it was on to the Age website to check the tv guide. After they were done with that, I had to check my Facebook (of course). Since then, I have checked two email accounts, Twitter, The Age (although I have a hard copy sitting downstairs just waiting to be read), Labsome and am currently finding out how to get to my brother’s house in Rosanna through Whereis.com.
This is a typical day, not just for me, but for most of us. They were talking about Twitter on the radio this morning, Fifi Box had Wikipedia‘d it to find out what it is all about. That in itself says something doesn’t it? Using one Web2.0 site to inform us about another. This isn’t questioned, this is just taken for granted. I need to know something – Google it or Wikipedia it. I want to talk to someone – Get on Facebook. I want to write about my day – Blog it. I want some entertainment – hit up Twitter. I have also taken to using dictionary.com as it lists more words (like the ridiculous ones from my Comm Rev readings) than my pocket dictionary I once relied on.
Is this a good thing for us? Or is it tearing us away from the beautiful 26 degrees outside? Who knows? I am going to get outside, get away from my laptop and do something old school – play tennis – not Wii tennis, but the real age-old sport!