Public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada… Propose a new agreement to protect our oceans… Canada Post: don’t end home delivery… Minister Alexander: Let the Pusuma family stay in Canada… Stop puppy mills and prohibit the sale of household pets… Malala: Stand with me and the Nigerian girls… One click to join these … More Cyber Activism
Our culture has always been deeply consumerist, and it seems to me that we have lost the patience for, literally everything. Everything is about instant gratification. Not even one’s ideas are spared from our ravenous yet disinterested fast-food consumption. If you see a blog post that requires three or more mouse scrolls, would you still be … More I have no patience for…everything
A bit late as I’ve just caught on to this, but very powerful video about how obsessed we are with the little virtual reality in our hands. “This” has always been the reason why I’m scared of getting data for my phone–I don’t want to filter my reality through a little electronic device. But anyway. … More “I forgot my iPhone…”
There are certain degrees of hypocrisy and narcissism involved in posting a status update. For one, it’s intended for an audience. That makes it an egotistical pursuit, because ultimately, the point of a status update is to attract attention and to gain recognition. Ultimately, we are doing something for show; we are exhibiting ourselves as … More Facebook could be the next epidemic
Nobody calls anybody anymore. Yesterday, I held my cellphone in my hand, overcome by this urge to talk to somebody–to hear somebody’s voice. I could no longer stand the status updates, the automatic thumbs-up I give with a click of my mouse. I wanted some *real* socializing, for Goodness’ sake. But I couldn’t dial the … More Let me text you instead
I have a confession to make. I’m not who you think I am. I am not really Lord Gummy Bear. For those of you who don’t know, it is an adorable self-dubbing name that I created for myself. It’s been a huge part of my online identity ever since I took to it. It all started … More “I” am not real: the performativity of online identity
So I came across this book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Enlightenment. I haven’t read the actual book, but I did read the thought-provoking summary: Narcissism-an inflated view of the self-is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say “Princess.” … More Facebook Narcissism
I’m sick of the social media. I really am. It’s a bottomless black hole, swirling with wasted minutes. I try to be frugal and conscientious, but these attention-seekers continue to nag at my consciousness. Gently tugging and prompting and ushering and pulling me back. I want to get away. It’s hard to resist. The gravity … More Attention.