Sunday, June 3, 2012

It's Not Real Until You Share It

That a century of the younger men wished to confer with their elders on the question to which persons they should, by their vote, entrust a high command, should seem to us scarcely credible. This is due to the cheapened and diminished authority even of parents over their children in our day. - Titus Livius Patavinus
If you go to Disney World, but don't post about it on Facebook, did it really happy? Did you know I've been married for over a year near? For our "one year anniversary / end of the school year / we love Disney" vacation we headed out to Florida for nine todays and played in Disney World. I did my fair share of posting updates on Facebook, and Twitter, and Instragram about all the fun an excitement, but not nearly as much posting as I saw the kids doing. Ahh the kids. They don't come back from vacation and have long conversations with their friends about their holidays, instead they microshare the whole way though. It's not just about the experience, it's about the sharing of the experience. I was talking with my father about the different generations, "Baby boomers, Gen-X, Millennials, etc." and how we seem to be have smaller and smaller lengths of time before we start spawning new generation definitions. When I went to school we didn't have laptops, we had to take notes in notebooks! When I went to school we didn't have mobile phones, we had to call each other from phones in our homes. One generational thing I find interesting - when I was in high school, I spent most evenings in an online chat board (while watching TV, listening to the radio, doing other stuff). I was a nerd for it, that wasn't a standard social activity. But I've heard that the kids these days do the same thing, except the just leave a Google Hangout running non-stop and you don't have to be a nerd to do it! Crazy.