I’m on Bloglovin now, so this should be fun. I’ve noticed that many blogs use the Bloglovin’ site to stream their favourite blogs into one reader, including both WordPress and blogspot. That is pretty cool, since there are many wonderful blogs out there apart from WordPress to read from. This also helps in not bothering with email notifications, which is pretty awesome.
It’s amazing how many social media platforms there are to choose and grow from. Just when you think you are set in your niche area, there is another cool app or site that makes the job even easier, or simply supports it. From Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Google+, Bloglovin’, Pinterest, blog, Reddit, Snapchat, Vine, Flickr; the list never ends. There are endless ways to connect and share data and thoughts, that is it easy to get overwhelmed in its surplus content. Maybe this is we also do a social media cleanse, along side the spring cleaning closet cleanse, body cleanse, friends list cleanse. Cleanses are the way to stay afloat from all this information to stay in touch and connect.
Whether you love it or deny it, this is our world now. A world of popular pages, trending topics and privacy invasions. We ask for your Facebook page before we ask for your number. Before an employer calls your recommendation, they check your digital presence. Before you go on a date with someone, you screen their whole life on Facebook and Instagram. This is our present and it seems that everyone is reaching to connect to it now. No one wants to read the fine print. If this is a good thing or not, I can’t tell. Some might say this is a phase, well, I’m sure most thought about the industrial revolution the same way and here we are.
This digital revolution is ongoing, and thrilling, yet we are slowing experiencing the consequences of it as well. From celebrity picture leaks turning into a horrifying display of privacy and consumer protection, to open conversation over the war in the middle east on Twitter. This influx of information is so fast, and interesting to see how the response ranges from complete ignorance to a title of traitor when wikileaks empties the dirty laundry.