Sunday, 21 June 2009

Facebook and changes to the Internet.

To get by in society, I try to be an Actor. This is not because I want to be an NT or have any overwhelming desire to be an actor, but out of survival instincts. Us Aspies are outnumbered in a society that is generally hostile to us and our ways. There are more of them than there are of us, and therefore, some conformity is needed in order to make progress. I don't like it, but there is no alternative.

I have noticed since 2006, networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have become highly successful. Social and support groups for any subject, from A-Z, have been formed on Facebook, so this takes a great deal of attention away from individual websites.

Things evolve. Others wane or die. "Friends Reunited", was a pioneer in the networking sites, though again, I would imagine it has been eclipsed by Facebook and Twitter. I have never joined Twitter. I am happy with Facebook. I am not bothered about joining too many social networking sites either.

You Tube, Blogs and journals have become hugely popular and fashionable, also in the last three, four years, so you can argue that a website is not needed when you can create a blog. They were unheard of in 2000/01. Politicians, celebrities and rock stars even have their own blogs now.

Facebook, like the net, it has provided opportunities for people with illnesses, differences, and disabilities to meet and communicate, as never before, but if you aren't careful, you can find that you are addicted to it in the very same way as the Internet.


Blogger samantha said...

nice blog kevin! :) i'm keeping in tune!

22 June 2009 at 15:42  

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