Friendster? We Off That!
MySpace? We Off That!
Facebook? We Off That!
Twitter? We Off That!
Willful Obscurity? We On That!
Right After I Finish This Mass E-Mail!
Yes I have moments of digital silence – I don’t like to take up bandwidth without having something inspired to say. In that last year I also moved my main method of digital ranting over to Twitter. I didn’t really mean to and I didn’t tell anyone. I just let it grow organically. It’s been cool.
If You Have An Investment In The System, You Are More Likely To Play By Its Rules.
As an ethnographer and artist; Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, WordPress & Twitter have also been mediums of experimentation to me. I try to not take them too seriously. Keep an arms distance between Me and Digital Me so I can observe how my interaction with it changes how I am.
The machines are shaping us. Get into it.
It’s been very interesting to see communities create a vernacular and a set of social rules while exploring a new form of communication. It is also interesting to see real world rules of class, gender, race & ego replicated in the new space. It is also interesting to be able to witness human transformation is such a short period of time. Compare the time span between the creation of fire and electricity to dial-up and WiFi and the effect this speed increase has on thinking & doing.
As I reach my second to last archivable Twit (pronounced Tweet), I’ve decided this year that I’m going to Blog more, which is inversely proportional to Twittering less. I set out to do this for one simple reason: Twittering & tagging are labor we do for them; Blogging & journaling are labor we do for us. More on that here: The Internet as Playground and Factory Conference
Hip-Hop Word Count x Ethnographic Database x Cultural Pattern Recognition
My blog topics this year will be heavy on the Hip-Hop Word Count because the 2nd beta is finally launched. Hip-Hop Nerds Stand Up!
I will be sending private beta testing invites in the next STCR Update. If you’d like to be a beta tester register for a user account and subscribe to the STCR Updates list by clicking on the email button on the top left of the page.
Creative Director, Strategist