Okay, so I have to answer to Notifications. I still feel like I die a little with them, but I have to suck it up. It just sucks that blogging is only as social as much as people put out, the way people have to tell you what they want or Do Not Disturb. And if I’m not clear or don’t know what I actually want, I’m screwed. I’m always screwed.
Ever since Why Bother, I’ve been thinking about how great Xanga must have been, with vibrant communities, or at least people eager to understand each other. It predated Facebook (launched 2004) and WordPress (2003). But…platforms die.
People will flock to the better choice. …Or find themselves forced to join a site over popularity (*cough* 1.3 billion *cough*), and because people you know have left their previous home.
“My…Space? What is MySpace?”
Maybe if Google didn’t come up with weird names, like Circles, Google+ would’ve lived longer. …Well…it hasn’t died just yet. As Wired put it:
Google+ as we knew it is dead, but Google is still a social network wrd.cm/1vVI64B
The company is, however, giving up on Chrome.
As Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) approaches four years old, Google has announced today [March 3] it will no longer release updates for Chrome on the operating system.
*bursts out laughing* 😀 Ice Cream Sandwich! Oh—I swear, it’s the first time I heard the code name…
Sigh. …But yeah, change is hard. When you’ve invested yourself into something you’ve worked hard for. When you lose a part of your youth moving forward. When something or someone dies. But ultimately, change is hard when you don’t know how to effectively change. Especially when you don’t have any support.
And how to change, in a social media spread thin…
In my experience, the only thing effective action in moving forward is to work at your passion, and to trust your gut on making choices, find true friends & loves…and leave Facebook as soon as you freaking can if you want to keep your sanity. …Then again, I may be insane.
Whatever. Whatever! Suck it up, me; suck it up. Get back to life. Because, the only thing wrong I can do in blogging is try too hard. (That, and violating actual rules.)
…And whatever you do, don’t say “blow chunks” on twitter.