Thursday, July 16, 2009

Say Everything

"Say Everything" Emily Nussbaum writes in New York Magazine about Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy "As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited."
(Neil Postman was evidently on to something, both with Amusing Ourselves to Death and The Disappearance of Childhood)

Scott Rosenberg has just published a book, also entitled Say Everything , about the history and future of blogging. In a post on his blog, Rosenberg complains that too many people seem to think fame and or money is what motivates bloggers to blog; what in fact motivates them is simply a natural urge: "the desire to express themselves, to think out loud, to exult in the possibilities of writing in public"

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