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Fascinating Question

question_markThe other day I had the pleasure to watch Ideal, the BBC TV series about Mozz, the dope dealer.

I had my difficulties to follow the actor’ s dialogue with their distinct accents but enjoyed it anyway.

One of Mozz’s customers is deadly ill and he asks her something like:

“Being dead soon – do you keep track of the daily soaps?”

That question was an eye opener for me. How does it feel to watch a soap knowing you won’t be there to watch the final episode?  Okay: In case of the Soprano’s you won’t have missed much, but anyway – as all of us have to die sooner or later: what do we do with our time?

That was the direction my thoughts were taking when I read this post by Jeb about about the overwhelming offerings of  social media. Looking at the long, long time life went on without us and the long, long time life will go on without us it seems we are here but on a small vacation from being dead.

So tell me: what’s the point in twitter, blogging and RSS? If you don’t tell me I’ll tell you: It’s about meeting people, exchanging views, learning, smiling, laughing, sharing hope and fear. And for this vacation, that’s a lot.

  1. February 16, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Hey DC…after reading this, I see that my post was woefully incomplete. You’re absolutely right – the communion among people, near and far, is a beautiful side-effect (or was it intentional?) of social media. Despite the danger of letting the magnitude of information coming at us reign supreme, the connections are worth it indeed.

  2. February 16, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Meinte das nicht auch schon Epikur: Schau nicht was du isst, sondern, mit wem du isst.

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