Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It seems that blogging will slowly become the thing of the past, especially with the emergence of facebook and twitter.

I have found that the more active I become on facebook, the less people need to visit this blog of mine.

Afterall, these 2 sites head toward the same direction; getting in touch with friends. A couple of years ago, a blog was one of the best ways to keep in touch, to keep your friends updated on the things that happen to you. But now, it seems that blogs are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

What is happening on facebook, which friendster failed to do, is that we are successfully adding emotion into our wall posts. This includes things like 'like' and 'comment' about anything that a person does on FB. Whereas in a blog, you'd need to be actively searching for what the writer is trying to say.

If this continues, sooner of later, we'd be all abandoning the keyboard for emoticon-boards. Words would be pre-typed and all you'd need to do is click the word and it'll be published.

Welcome to the world of pre-sets. If you look closely, you'd have seen the trend that the world is slowly going into a trend that is 'pre-set' yet customisable. Instead of thinking of a sarcastic remark to make about someone's post on FB, I can now conveniently click 'like'. And slowly, there would be buttons such as 'dislike', 'lolz', :), etc.

And slowly, the human brain will only process things such as this. Call it what you like; systematic improvement, technologically advanced, bringing life into cyber-space... I call it, the dumbification of the human mind.

If this trend continues, our brain will be trained to function as such. We will become from thinkers to button pushers. I do not need to tell you why I like a certain post, I just conveniently click 'like'. I do not need to say anything anymore, since I have already told the entire world that I 'like' the post. Everyone does it, and so I too must also do it.

And if everything is just like that, then no wonder the children's vocabulary is getting less and less expanse. Children nowadays read 'pre-set' words from the internet. Long gone are the days of the books where you are bound to learn a new word every day. Now, all you need to survive in the internet era is 'like' and that word says it all.



Anonymous TimLim said...

*click LIKE for this blog*

July 14, 2009 2:46 pm  
Blogger theGodlyLawyer said...

hahahahahaha.... relax.... you are suffering from what I suffered 10 years ago. hahaha.....

July 15, 2009 1:23 pm  

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