It has been days since the inauguration of President Obama a week ago, with the close of change.gov and the new whitehose.gov. We can see how this old government will bring change to this old land under the leadership of a new president.
While that is yet to be seen, I still could recall the CNN + Facebook experience I had that day. It was wonderfully executed online. As long as you have logged into your facebook account, you have a tiny conversation box with your friends and everyone, here is a 1 minute screencast explaining what happened on the day:
It was indeed a powerful experience, though dated back to the days when we have no money to afford one TV per house. When the crowd gather to one place, watching the TV program, talking to each other on the programme, or some other randomly interesting topic. The desire inside people wanting to socialize is always there, and CNN facilitated this desire by creating this virtual platform for everyone. The “everyone-come-together-watch-tv-and-talk” experience.
It’s interesting that some people was wondering that who few people twitterred during the election. I did some research through compete.com, the result is quite shocking:
Facebook Twitter Plurk Comparision
Facebook has 60 million unique visitors per month, comparing with pathetic twitter or plurk. Guess the numbers say all.
I stopped blogging quote a while ago, as far as I can remember, last October or November, in exchange of something called “social life” – drinking cups of latte with friends, going to Holland Village to party at night, or simply being with someone I really like in the same room.
That would be still going on, until I saw Oliver Widder’s comic for last week:
For people who are in the world of Internet, blogging, or generally IT business, there would always be this added meaning of “socially active”, indulging yourself with online conversations, when we think of it. It is never a biased view, for we may view ourselves as more talented or sophisticated than those who are not, but rather for those who stay atop Internet for long tend to develop a second/third personality which only manifests when he is online. In order to keep a personality alive, the best way or perhaps the only way is to use it. Being overwhelmed by the information on the Internet, one could only participate in the activities to be part of the community, thus, the amount of time spent in front of the computer greatly reflects how “Internet-ally” one is active.
Having said all this, I guess the best way I could respond to what I have written is to spend enough hours online, write more content in my blog, twitter a bit more, and share more photos as the first step.
Happy Belated Easter