For the generation that was around when social media first came about, times have really changed.
1. Those around when chat rooms, forum boards, other online person to person communication are about 20-30 years older now.
So the original desk top computer warriors a lot older now, dead and gone or just moved on.
Now it's their kids or even grandkids that dominate the social media highway.
2. When it was first possible for strangers from different regions of country to communicate to one another at the speed of light, quicker than snail mail, people went crazy, in that if felt like such a new phenom, which it was, and everyone wanted to interact with others from areas they were not from.
Suddenly small town people could escape Colfax, WA and chat with someone from New York, and that felt very exciting, and made everyone want to get online and chat, but sadly those days are gone cause it's no longer a novelty to chat with someone from different region now, now it's just normal and expected.
3. At first it was just common 9-5 folk talking about whatever, then, and the down fall begin, when those in tech industry learned how to monetize the internet...that was the beginning of the end for the casual online, social media type of interaction.
In other words 'fences' begin goring up, internet fences and gates, and locks (no ones ever put it like that before)
Now to get your voice from a-b, you had to subscribe to this or buy that, join this or join that.
And fast forward some more, and even if member of FB or Twitter and all the rest, now you have to 'pay' to promote your thoughts, share your thoughts.
Gone are the days where one post would generate 40,000 views or more organically.
I remember the early twitter vs the today twitter....
1. Early twitter, within weeks could have 1000+ organic followers, just regular common people, and you got to know just about every one of them. Today, you can be a member of twitter for years, and lucky to get 20 organic followers.
And again, what ruined twitter for the average non commercial user was the monetization of it.
It's so blatantly noticeable.
Oh well, I could go on and on and on and on about all the differences between social media then and now, but doesn't matter cause will never ever go back to days of old.
The days when people looked forward to going home and sitting at desk with table top computer and dialing into the net and to interact with others from some forum board, those day are gone forever.
Now the only people who garner interest on line anymore really are celebs, which I find boring as hell.
Celebs suck all the energy out of the room, celebs are greedy, self serving, non giving back snobs to me.
But sadly this new generation of social media types, brainwashed to only value the thoughts and opinions of celebs, and even then it's usually the celebs publicist that posts stuff for them.
And with that, here's yet another posting for the 'cave wall', for others to evaluate years from now when I'm gone.
I went out today, drove around a bit, went to the park, shot some hoops (solo) just to exercise.
But I noticed no one at park exercising, instead everyone hoarding around food places..hmm
So I guess stress makes most people want to swallow down food, eat unhealthy and more, as if dying, even though in America, most people far from starving, but people act like if go more than 2-8 hours without a meal, that they're starving.
Again, all this time off, and instead of more people exercising (at least where I stay), and eating healthy, thus building up immune system, instead park was empty, no one jogging, no one playing tennis, no one playing baseball/softball, empty (except one guy golfing alone), other than that, empty, but when drove home past food centers, totally packed.
Everyone was fat and hoarding food, so I didn't even stop, just kept going cause I don't like crowds, especially desperate crowds of fat people.
Not to be mean, but it just disturbed me to see that, mainly urban Fat whatever.
Well I guess as long as people fed, at least the women, than happy, quiet and content.