Come On – Grow Up! (Social Media Walls II)

A guy leaves his cellphone on a table. A girl picks it up, and goes through his contact list. Simple story isn’t it? The girl is rude, the guy needs to get his act together, end of story.

Well, not if you are a blogger. When Kevin Burton left his phone on the table, Megan McCarthy picked it up and went through his contact list. Now, that was stupid. But why did it have to go through blogs in the community? What’s so interesting in an event that happens all the time to regular people out there? It even got to Tech.Meme! Megan works for Valleywag. So? It shows that Megan should have thought about what she is doing, and should be sent to bed without dinner. Big deal.

Whenever I talk with non-2.0 people why don’t they read blogs, they say, among other reasons– that blogs are full with personal and irrelevant information. I’m not talking about personal I-like-my-puppy blogs. I’m talking about professional blogs, on serious topics. I personally believe that some information should be filtered out. Like these incidents, that don’t add anything to the readers. Having said that – take a look at Violet Blue‘s comment here– can’t agree more.

Blog is a conversation. It doesn’t mean you have to tell everything to everyone.

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4 Responses to “Come On – Grow Up! (Social Media Walls II)”


  1. 1 Blonde 2.0 April 13, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Kfir:

    I totally agree with you. Who cares?
    Take it offline!
    Or better yet, perhaps we should write up a “cell owners code of conduct?”

    Blonde 2.0

  2. 2 Michael Bailey April 13, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve always believed that there is a distinction between Privacy and Secrecy.

    Not all things need to be “aired”

  3. 3 Barlow Keener April 14, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    When events like this are considered “news” in the blog world it does show that Web 2.0 has taken the stage over from the normal news organizations. If you read a news paper they report on much more bizarre things like dog bites neighbor. We should be celebrating our ability to communicate so quickly and easily.

  4. 4 Justin Kownacki April 14, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    There’s no way to ensure that all information conferred in this “real time” immediacy is vital, though. As Twitter continues to prove, for every important post that crosses my eyeline, there are 40 arbitrary pieces of conversation.

    Human beings need to express themselves at the speed of light, regardless of the weight of the conversation. If you think blogging is polluting the public discourse, wait until we can all communicate telepathically…


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