Rant about the interwebz

Personal rant here, which should be totally relegated to the category of first world problems.

Here are things that drive me crazy these days on the interwebz:

  1. All the people self-righteously unfriending people. First of all, these are emotional, difficult times. Can you not take a bit of craziness in your friends? Second, it’s always announced so dramatically, like “I am now unfriending people. Some of you may survive this, and some may not. May the odds be ever in your favor.” For goodness sake.
  2. “Viral” article titles, that inevitably use the word SHOCKED!, as in “This chicken crossed the street, I was SHOCKED when I saw what happened next.” Oh, and it always refers to what HAPPENED NEXT. Stop the madness.
  3. Pokes. Have Pokes come back into style? Why are people poking me all of a sudden?

The end. Now back to our regularly scheduled war.

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Miriam Borg

Miriam Schwab wearing Google Glass

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I finally tried Google Glass for the first time, thanks to Niv Calderon who was kind enough to let me wear his pair for a bit at the ConnectIL event today.

As you can see, I was quite thrilled with the toy, I mean business tool, and couldn’t stop laughing.

This type of in-your-face wearable technology means that any effort that we currently need to make to check our email, facebook, twitter, by taking out our phone, unlocking it, etc., would be reduced to none. The thought of this type of always-on, technologically-framed world makes me feel ill. I can totally see myself eating my words down the line, but you have to wonder: is there a line that we should draw between real and digital? And if so, where is it?

It’s still a cool toy. Wheeeeee!