The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.
We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.
The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.
I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.
My white whale.
I grew up with 8-tracks. However, by the time I was a teen with my own cash the world had moved to cassettes. I always wanted one of these adapters because my home was flush with #8track players. My father even had a couple that you mounted under the dash.
Lost a neighbor today. He was gentle and kind. He reminded me of my grandfather who died many years ago. I am still in shock. Regret not spending more time with him. He would do the stairs in our condo as exercise and take a break on our floor to drop a couple of milkbones for our dog. I worked out with him in the gym sometimes and when I had time I would join he and his wife for coffee in the morning, along with other neighbors.
Self promotion is exhausting. I think that's really why I feel 'dirty.' When you don't like yourself, trying sell you art is difficult. Anyone have an ego I can borrow?
The internet didn't change how people interact. 4chan and other forums on the web have corporations behind them. Whether it's advertising or hosting fees, corporations are profiting from hate and abuse.
Documentary interviewee says the Internet was supposed to be this place to freely and openly share ideas, but the technology enables hate crimes, stalking, and abuse.
Now, I'd argue the corporate internet algorithms manipulate people to spend time on their platforms. This means the controversial stuff gets recommended. Those of us who dislike it find our way here to an open and free space.
Many people walk away from politics and voting because it is not free and open as advertised as well.
Writer, video editor, motion graphics occasionally pay me. Creating art and having conversations fuel me.
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