Too Much Information? or ~ Blogging As the World Turns 2014

 

Thoughts to ponder as I blog my way into 2014.

 I recently saw a humorous list of people who had facebook’d or tweete’d about the new year –

“Happy 2014th birthday world!”

Or, “Wow…I can’t believe America is over 2000 years old!”

A brief pause here to insert the facepalm of despair…

HL facepalm

Wow. Easy to laugh and feel secure in my own intellectual superiority

(whats that you say? explain basic math to you?…..ummm..ummm…HEY! LOOK AT THAT! *runs away…*)

but it started me thinking, is this how people get their information? Through snippets, tweets, and ecards? In so called motivational postings?
Instead of newspapers, news reports on tv.,books, etc. will the next thing be “News Shotz”?
Are we starting to only be capable of processing items in short bursts?
If so, there is a whole generation that will be soon expressing their emotions exclusively in grumpy cat and firmly believe that Ryan Gosling actually makes all those “hey girl” statements. (“Ooohh, he’s so deeeep…” swoon)
When did our attention spans shrink? And why? Is there simply too much information to handle? What do you think?  Notes on a short postcard please…

©jayetomas2014

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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