So I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, access brings innovation and innovation is neato (see YouTube). On the other hand, do we need amateur mobile apps? Sigh…okay, let chaos reign…
While everybody is raving about how FaceBook revolutionized revolutions, here’s an article which caught my eye. MySpace did this years ago. Honestly, there is so dang (another Utah term) much hype about social media today. What about when AOL Communities were all the rage. Seriously…we need to have a bit longer than 5 year memory. Work with me people!
Today the media is all a buzz because it *might* snow in San Francisco.
I was in elementary school in San Carlos, CA when it snowed 35 years ago. Being a little kid, it was exciting, but I never would have thought it would take another 35 years before it might happen again. Now, back in the day, before the Internet, social media, mobile phones, xboxes, or ipads or Global Warming (wink), we had a little yippee moment and went on about our jobs/school/other business. Arundel Elementary school cleared the snow off the playground before recess (I’m still not over that BTW). It was all melted by the time we walked home from school (yes, I did say walked). And back in the day, we were concerned about global cooling due to fluorocarbons in the ozone layer and about acid rain which would surely melt flesh off our bones. That was after the drop and cover/crawl under your desk drills we had to perform when we heard the nuke siren go off.
Flash forward 35 years. Now we’re worried about Global Warming and plastic bag pollution. Possible snow in SF is a headline on Drudge Report. They are doing call in video segments from San Francisco which are reposted on YouTube. Somebody put up a whole website called http://www.isitsnowinginsfyet.com/. People are reportedly taking the day off just in case it snows. And I’m guessing if it does, I’ll be seeing FB mobile video uploads all night long.
Oh what a difference 35 years makes!
This actually had some good ideas so I thought I’d pass it along to my marketing peeps. Who am I kidding…nobody is reading this. Whatever…
I’m just not having the best day today…feeling frustrated by everything and annoyed by everybody. So this made me chuckle which I very much needed. And then I thought, oh my heck (that’s Utah buzz) what is happening to social media?
If I were a serial killer (FBI, I can’t even kill a spider, so don’t even think about looking over here), I would post my place on here. Can’t you just imagine the Criminal Minds episode where they try to figure out where the serial killer got all their out of state victims and they they realize they all made reservations via airbnb?
Is this really going to be my first post on my new blog? It is what it is people.