Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's possible I hate the internet

Of course I use the internet and find myself completely bored when I don't have access to it, but there's nothing I actually like about it. I've been doing a lot of different stuff for StageofLife and it makes sense that most of it (all of it?) is internet based. Look up blogs, email bloggers, find videos, email videos, and today I found newspapers. That's a little vague. Today I contacted newspapers and Education section editors to see if they will post a press release from StageofLife. These papers made me think about not liking the internet so much.

They have a lot of buttons on their site. Some are set up so you can scroll over a main topic and see what topics are under it. Some you have to click on the main topic and look around for the subtopics. Some have "contact us" at the bottom. Others have it at the top. Many have confusing lists of ways to contact and few emails. The good ones have complete staff lists with email addresses. I could go on about the frustrating system that newspapers have set up online, but I'll move on to some other points I don't like about the internet.

Facebook. Everyone knows there's not much to do on facebook unless you're addicted to the games. I'm not. I'm addicted to waiting for people to talk to me. Youtube means pausing my music to perhaps be amused for a minute, but for some reason I have a hard time even keeping my attention on the videos. Google comes in handy if I ever have anything I need to look up. Then there are all the other sites people tell me I could visit, laugh at, or waste time on, but I never care enough to remember or keep checking them. I just don't like those things. And here I am blogging. It's okay for me because writing is what I do, but it took a while for me to give in to doing this.

I'd rather listen to music and take pictures or look over my memories.

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