Thursday, February 26, 2009

Every now and then, I think about things

Today at dinner, one of my friends commented that I'm always on my computer. She's right, and I know that, but it got me thinking about what I do when I'm computing, and I realized that the answer is not a whole lot.
I read a lot of celebrity gossip, a whole lot of blogs, and occasionally even the New York Times. I'm constantly on facebook, and I've almost always got at least one gchat conversation going.
The most interesting thing, though, I think, is that I don't add anything to the internet. Does that make sense? I'm always reading things, and on facebook I look at people's profiles, but aside from gchat, nothing I do on the internet is interactive. I don't frequently comment on blogs, I never update my facebook profile, and I don't even write in here that much. I'm taking a lot from the internet, but I'm not putting anything back.
I don't know that I have that much to contribute to the general pool of writing or thinking that exists online, but maybe that's what's cool about it; anything's out there, even the most boring person's thoughts, if you look hard enough.
What do you think? Should everybody write blogs and comment on other people's writing, or would the world be okay with just a couple really good ones? Shouldeverybody contribute to the collective knowledge that is the internet, or are we better off just taking what we can and contributing if we have something especially interesting or helpful?

1 comment:

  1. I totally understand the sentiment. I read a whole lot more than I ever comment on or do anything useful with. The perfect example could even be your post. I read it, I agreed with it, and yet it still took me almost a week to respond.

    I feel like everyone who wants to should add to the collective knowledge that is the internet. But that if you don't want to, you shouldn't have to. Or if you're too lazy, like me, you shouldn't have to either.


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