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Why blog?

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

It is a school requirement. Right?

So you can prove mommy and daddy how serious you are with school.

To feel you’re part of the techie generation!

To have the illusion that you can change the world.

To kill the long, boring hours..

To have an excuse for using the computer, for long.

To make fun of things, especially those that suck.

To be able to inform people of something they may not be familiar with, or something they haven’t realized themselves, for some reason.

To make yourself feel you’re doing some thinking once in a while.

Peer pressure.

To show off what you got in there, apparently.

To make friends? Hope some do..

To feel empowered.

To be devirginized. Technologically.

To extract some neurons out of your brain.

To get people to react, hopefully. Especially those that matter.

To try and make sense of reality.

To satisfy your need for attention.

To flirt with your crush..

To go beyond your limits.

To set the standard.

To officially grasp the concept of free speech.

To break some rules you wouldn’t do otherwise.

To create an identity that is uniquely yours.

To make others feel insecure.

To stalk.

To create an avenue of potential connections.

To give advice.

To stress yourself.

To go beyond learning. To communicate.

To share.



“Actions speak louder than words” no more…

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Is it? Or is it not?

Let’s see how we have been doing so far. The internet has just revolutionized the globe. We have gone from record bars to i-tunes, libraries to google search, bookstores to e-books, shopping malls to multiply, board games to warcraft, it seems endless! The internet has reshaped the many ways in which we do, feel, and live life. And “staying connected” is the new bonding.

In organizations, employee motivation and cooperation is crucial. Teamwork is a necessity. Manager-subordinate relations is decisive. Peer to peer networks are viral. Effective communication is fundamental. Can we leave it all up to technology?

We are in the internet age and there is no stopping that. Either we deal with it or cave in some place. My point is what do we do now with the essentials? The basics? The raw? The kind of communication that is honest, genuine, and innate. It requires zero word. Yet expresses beyond words. The Non-verbal codes.

The internet has provided an avenue of means for us to communicate – our interests, feelings, thoughts, activities. But how effective is it in getting the entire message across? By entire I mean deep breaths, pat on the shoulder, comforting hug or okay sign included? By the same token, have we outgrown the physical? Are we nearing the end of an era? An era where friends wipe each other’s tears without having to say anything and smiles could mean a hundred different things?

The impression that humans can go all the way virtual is simply problematic. Nothing beats the effort we need not exert in communicating non-verbally. Because it is natural. It is expressive and immediate in itself. I should give it to the internet though for being so powerful and innovative. But I believe that it should not dehumanize society. It should not dehumanize YOU. Human communication is as powerful. And it deserves importance and appreciation just the same.