Thursday, September 01, 2011
I came across this today, a Manifesto by Todd Sieling, for a movement called Slow Blogging. It's wonderful to read something that describes exactly what I've been thinking and feeling about the internet. It was written in 2006 and featured in The New York Times in 2008 so I've been slow in finding out about it!
Especially significant to me are what he describes as 'the daily outrages and ecstasies ... switching between banality, crushing heartbreak and end-of-the-world psychotic glee in the mere space between headlines'. It seems to me as if half the people on the internet are in a state of psychotic glee and the other half consumed with hate. Occasionally I feel inspired by an image or a post but most of the time I wonder what on earth the internet is doing to human beings (perhaps, rather, what we are allowing it to do to us) and is nobody concerned about where it's heading? Seemingly not.