Nicole Seah + Facebook = Dumbness
August 20, 2011
Eva: Darkness, you don’t Facebook do you
Darkness: Nope. Don’t Twitter either.
Eva: Don’t you consider these technologies useful?
Darkness: Sure, they tell me it proved useful in Egypt and they might yet prove useful in Libya, but that’s like saying snow boots are useful in the tropics. ‘Woke up, fed the dogs and dug two holes.’ What relevance is that to anyone Eva?
Eva: That’s social networking.
Darkness: What’s the bloody point Eva. Why not just throw a rack of lamb on the grill, open up a case of beer and have a real conversation with the people who you really want to network with? I don’t understand Eva.
Eva: That’s how people connect these days.
Darkness: Yes, Eva, there’s a lot of talk of a new techno class system these days - those loonies actually believe in the not so distant future, the world will be divided between those who are neck deep in social networking and those who don’t. You know what Eva, I’m really not bothered by those classifications and I care even less about what type of human the rest of humanity will label me – all I know is, it’s pretty dumb to invest yourself in technology for nothing else but technologies sake – sure, social networking has definitely brought the spotlight on some people – Nicole Seah for example is a good example of what can be done with the power of social networking. But I hope the generations to come learn to be a little bit cynical and learn to drill deeper. Because when you have a real conversation with her, the only thing you will realize is she’s just a very empty person. She is no bloody good for anything. I wouldn’t even trust her with a shovel in my plantation – so who the fuck in their right frame of mind would even give two hoots whether she supports either Mickey Mouse or Tan Jay See as the next President? I mean you have to be really crazy to make a decision to vote for someone based on something you either saw, hear or simply just trawled from vignettes and sound bites in the social networking scene – Eva, that’s OK if just want to know whether it’s worthwhile to kill time watching that movie. But when it comes to really jugular decisions like marrying that girl, enrolling into a 4 year degree course, buying a house or starting a business – I really don’t think, you can ever bubble wrap yourself from human connections.
Eva: That’s the way the social networking game is played Darkness.
Darkness: Then it’s a pretty shitty game Eva and as I said, I don’t see the point. I rather be alone reading a good book.
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