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The link above will direct you to my formspring account
which allows you to ask me questions on pretty much
anything, And I’ll generally reply as long as you don’t
piss me off.

[blocked]

In this new and digital age we are able to
[more easier than ever] decide who can
talk to us and when they can talk to us.

Mainly with Facebook and MSN as my
examples. I mean why is it so hard to
just tell people flat out that we don’t
want to talk to them?

Instead, we block them, or put them
on limited profiles, hoping, that they
don’t find out. Hoping that they don’t
go round a friends house and see the
version of MSN/facebook that we don’t
want them to see.

This has happened to a few friends of
mine and I myself have been on the
receiving end. I would be talking to
a friend and I would say:

“How often is she online these days?”

“Like all the time, why?”

“Haha, well she doesn’t show up
on mine?”

“Ah”

“Fuck it, lets get drunk”

[A little sidenote, alcohol solves all of
lifes problems, well mine anyways, I
don’t know how it works for the rest of
you]

This little point recently hit home when I
logged onto MSN a few weeks ago and
there were 7 people online at the time.
Six were blocked and the other I really
wasn’t in the mood to talk to, but hey.

The point that I am trying to make
is although, being able to decide who
can talk to us at given time is no
doubt a great advantage in the short-term
scheme of things.

It does promote cowardice and the
inability to talk straight to people. This
isn’t a declaration about how I’m going
to unblock certain people. Cause in
all honesty I can’t be arsed. =]

[my internet]

it practically doesn’t work
allowing me to go onto a
website for a short while
then cutting out. Hardly
ever allowing me to on MSN
and the like.

But on the other side of this,
I have actually been able to
get more reading done, whoop!

And also writing in my notepads
=]

[pre-emptive retrospective]

Among the growing up,
maturing if you will. That
recently seems to have snuck
up and grabbed me.

Life seems to have slowed to
a gentle pace, one that,
although mellow is more
involved than previously
experienced.

I’m realising that the way
that I have previously lived
my life [in a small bubble,
not concerning myself
with the rest of the world]
was a terrible thing.

It is strange though
that I have only just realised
that the internet is more than
facebook or myspace, it is the
greatest tool for knowledge
that man has ever created. Even
though I had always know this,
I only realised recently.

These realisations even expand to
my views of university [which is
a completely different blog].

These day I’m even reading
broadsheets. Ha