Create an account
"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
From Twitter 05-01-2011
2nd-May-2011 08:15 am
: When New Media Becomes Legacy Media | Casey Brienza | The Sociological Imagination -
Tweets copied by
3 Returned Home
Share a Dream with Me
2nd-May-2011 08:06 am (UTC)
Well I'm still using the online equivalent of a cassette recorder! I totally agree with everything you say in the article. It worries me that people are abandoning technologies not because they don't work, but merely because they're no longer shiny and new. It's the desperate rush to join whatever new site all the cool kids are joining.
And the irony is that on the internet new is very rarely better. I don't use LIvejournal out of nostalgia - I use it because it's better than newer sites like facebook and tumblr. It's more flexible and it's more powerful.
I'm currently living in fear of the demise of the DVD - I don't think most people appreciate how much is going to be lost when DVDs disappear.
3rd-May-2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Heh. Thanks for reading! As you can see, I use Twitter, and have been since late 2007. I also joined Facebook after much peer pressure, so I find my is much more split than it used to be between different online platforms.
But when it comes to actual blogging, I really don't see much intrinsic technical advantage of, say, Wordpress over LJ. And the cost of moving house, as it were, makes it totally
3rd-May-2011 03:08 am (UTC)
But when it comes to actual blogging, I really don't see much intrinsic
technical advantage of, say, Wordpress over LJ.
Exactly. LiveJournal works. If LiveJournal was still as active as it used to be I wouldn't bother with any other blogging sites at all. Blogger is just awful - it has the most incredibly clumsy interface. I abandoned facebook because I couldn't deal with its interface at all.
Leave a Comment to the Entry
Sociologist by calling, writer by trade
English, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean (a little)
book collecting, reading, writing
When the Last Trumpet sounds and we are couched in our porphyry tombs, I shall turn and whisper to you, "Robbie, dear Robbie, let us pretend we do not hear it." - Oscar Wilde
From Twitter 05-01-2011
is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
This page was loaded Jan 23rd 2018, 10:25 am GMT.