Thursday, January 5, 2012

run up to 2012

From Thought Catalog. My own thoughts interspersed.

Before you status update, Tweet, (Tumblr) or Instagram, pause and say to yourself, “is it entirely necessary that I share this morsel of thought with my entire social network?”and if the answer is not, “yes, I absolutely must,” then step away from the Internet. I don't have Twitter or Instagram, and will never have one in light years to come. My problem with this 140-worded (Is it 140? See I'm not sure.) platform is it decimates your entire thought process to one-liners, which could be the needed germs for a long post. Add to that, the closest of my friends do not have Twitter and we thrive on—still—emails. Tumblr has already made me succumbed to microblogging, which is not altogether vile, but there is a need, on a personal level, to shake that off. Instagram? Never mind.