I feel pretty much lost in this modern world of virtuality, networks, multitasking… Old communication patterns dying away, new arising and my ability to even understand them, let alone use them, is a joke. The idea of blogging I understood and started to use it. The idea of Facebook I understood, got used to it and got involved. Cannot really say whether I am using it, but let’s say that Facebook is using me and I don’t feel any pain. Yet, this is to say. But Twitter? This one I don’t get – neither the thing, nor the idea behind it.
But things are evolving rapidly. While I thought e-mail was still a hip way of communication, widely in use, young people turn out to not use it much anymore. They say it is too slow. Our kids only open it once a week. So, if I want to send them something, Facebook it the way to do it. Very complicated for me.
And then I write a simple post on this blog. And some people comment here. But some people send me their comments via e-mail. Other people comment my posts on Facebook. Some comment on BlogCatalog. Perhaps somebody is commenting this on Twitter too – how would I know, I never even saw the damn thing. And yeah, yeah, I know it is not a thing, it is something else, thank you.
So, I am lost. I write here, you answer there, he answers over on the other side, and she answers way down yonder… And everybody seems to be OK with that. While I just stare and try to see the brightness of the future. And all I see is the vanishing light.
This stuff is totally incompatible with my mind. Somebody over there is producing 100 new expressions, abbreviations and technologies per second and there is no way for me to adjust to this world. Suddenly not-knowing is not just as enjoyable as I thought it was.
So, yesterday I have spent two hours to put the RSS button (or whatever this is called) in the right up corner of this blog. Two hours! And I was at least twice on the edge of emotional breakdown during the process. Where has the world, in which it was possible to fix things with a hammer, pliers and a screwdriver, gone? When? How? Why? Give me back my world!
I just want to return to my cave, please.