Reading these articles reminded me of the years of changes that I’ve been through; moreover the articles made me think about all the technological changes I have seen in my short life. The article, Technologies of the Third Mediamorphosis made a good point about how the process of technologies does not occur instantaneously but takes awhile to fully emerge. I thought about the merge of VHS’s to DVD’s, Nintendo to Xbox and tapes to CD’s. I fought each change, not wanting to convert my technologies to the latest push from large conglomerates. Inevitably in the end, I converted and the large corporations got their way. Now it seems that new technological advances ease their way into our lives just as the post office feeds us ads through our mailbox or the web overruns our computer with pop-up ads.
I found the article, What Is Web 2.0 about blogosphere’s insightful and it made me think about my own blog and how my deepest thoughts are aired for the world to read. I could have blogged about a topic that was dear to me, but I thought it would be more compelling for the reader if I discussed a topic that was about me. My blog was my personal journal and I have not been faithful to my readers. I understand now what the article 10 Tips on Writing the Living Web meant that not writing frequently is being unfaithful to your readers. I love to read blogs, and will admit that my mindless indulgence is following Khloe Kardashian’s blog. I do feel a sense of disappointment if she doesn’t update her blog and it makes me realize what those readers who follow my blog thought when I went absent.
I think the World Wide Web is growing and is a spreading pandemic. People are obsessed with the web and can’t live without it. The web is everywhere we are at and can pretty much be accessed at any point in time, from work, to school, to ipods and many more technologies that are available. In order for people to thrive, I think they have to succumb to the pandemic the web is bringing. I am still amazed to hear about that one person who doesn’t own a computer. It flabbergasts me. I depend on the web for most of what I do throughout the day. This just goes to show how much the web encompasses our lives nowadays.