A while back I was talking to a friend of mine, in regards to the fact that he doesn’t believe in the validity of academic studies as the base for one’s knowledge or ability to occupy a certain job position. While in general I do agree, I also believe that some academic studies do give the student a certain level of analytical skills, thus, granting him additional tools for problem analysis.
Today, another friend of mine had directed me to a blog post, made on the Friday Reflections blog, talking about just that. The writer tells a story of a man without any education what so ever, that seems to be articulated as if he had completed an academic degree. I strongly suggest that you read it, as it will give you a new perspective about Education and Intelligence.
Have you ever thought of blogging as a form of public nudity? seriously, many people blog about the most intimate things in the world, openly exposing themselves to the rest of the world. I believe that in some form, these people want to expose themselves to the public in other manners, however, due to society constraints, they are unable to do so – thus, they blog about these things.
What do people blog about? well, taking apart the professional blogs, personal blogs tend to ramble on and on without any specific theme. About a year ago, I read an article called: “No one cares what you had for lunch!”, that had discussed the various aspects of poeple’s blogging habbits. People had written everything in their blog, what are they doing, what are they eating, when was the last time they mas***** – I mean everything. At some point in time, the blogging engines RSS feeds were simply full of “So and so is doing such and such…” – how bizzare. I’ve seen blogs where people discuss their sexuality and preferences. What amazed me about these blogs was the fact that these people had invested a great deal of time and money, promoting their blog with search engines, so that when you search for the term: “Barbie Dolls catalog”, because you are looking to buy a birthday present for your neice, you end up with a site about people’s sexual facination with mannequins and dolls – not exactly what you were looking for.
So, with the advancement of Web 2.0 communities, websites such as twitter and facebook enable people to relay their actions in a more civil way, and only their friends will know what they are doing – that is great. Now, one can choose who he’s friends with, and filter out all the bullshit of other people – way to go facebook. But yet, the need to expose yourself still exists, thus, we get to know the massive updaters. Those who are updating their facebook status every 5 minutes. To be honest, I don’t care if you are currently in the toilet because you had a bad shrimp for lunch – it gets annoying. So, you end up removing these people from your friends list, because you no longer care what they do – and again, you have peace of mind – no more people telling if they are throwing up, if they are wa***** off – only the ones we want.
So, I call for the promotion of facebook as an all world communications tool – it is simply the BEST communications filter I’ve ever seen. I read what I want, from whom I want, when I want and I don’t have to worry about things I don’t want, because I can always remove the unwanted people – perfect. In other words, if we can apply the same concepts of facebook to the world of communications, be it networking, cellular, PSTN or even television – that would be amazing.
Ok, I officially hate day light savings time – well, I need to be more exact – I hate when it changes without prior notification. I’m currently sitting at Boston Logan airport, looking at the clock, realizing that yesterday the clock was changed back, thus, I could have slept another hour at the hotel.
How come no one tells tourists that day light savings time is going to be reverted during the weekend, isn’t it a little annoying that people expect you to know this stuff. There is a saying: “not knowing the law doesn’t excuse you from being punished for doing wrong”, but hey, I’ve done nothing wrong – why didn’t the guys at the hotel bother to update their guests – how annoying. So now, I’m stuck at the airport for another hours till they start checking us in – in other words, a serious bummer.
When would they invent teleporters?