In the spirit of this week’s blogging challenge task – Week 4: looking at social media – I’m gonna (try to) keep it short.
The scientist in me wants to know why there is such a discrepancy between ways time passes when you are online. Note the difference between:
(A) The length of time you have to wait between posting a status update on your Facebook and the moment you receive your first reply. Those few minutes can stretch out to foreeeeever! (If you’re looking to bend your brain, check out the article on “Event Horizons” on Wikipedia. Warning: Geek Alert!)
Similarly, why does it take so long for someone to respond to that important email? (Don’t they know it’s urgent… URGENT! In my world, that is.)
(B) On the other hand, how come time flies so quickly when it comes to writing that new blog entry? Where did that eight hours go since you sat down to type out a few lines?
Let’s Do The Time Warp!
Scientists are busy working on developing a single equation that can tie together and fully explains all known physical phenomena. So tell me, wouldn’t that be helpful when trying to balance my million online social media sites? Soundcloud, sites that let you “sign in with your facebook account” and organizational apps like Hootsuite and Bufferapp suggest that computer programmers are on the same hunt for the perfect “Theory of Everything”. Though they are still faced with the issue of dark matter to deal with (anyone using Myspace these days?)
Funnily enough, this week actually found me spending more time offline playing guitar and recording demos than in the previous three weeks combined. Ironic, since the task was all about social media, which as you know happens entirely online.
But as Einstein (probably) said: you gotta take time to dance if you want to have something to share with your tweeps and facebook friends.
Next week: “The Musician’s Guide To Youtube”.
Look for my next blog update Monday February 13th.
For more about the blogging challenge I have embarked on for my 2012 New Year’s resolution, see my earlier posts:
Warm up: Does Anybody Ever Win These Things
Week 1: What The Mayans Can Teach Us About Setting Goals, Or…
Week 2: Hold the door, this elevator is going up!
Week 3: Home Sweet Homepage