very day, I'm getting more and more amazed by the quantity of blogs and Myspaces spreading all around the Internet.
Hi-speed Internet connexion brought multimedia constant multi-streaming to our homes.
The transformation started earlier in Asian countries where really young people are living on the net for about 15 years now. Japan, HK and Seoul are the primitive nests.
Now Europe follows.
ISP are not only providing internet, but in most of the cases a whole multimedia-world-wide-communication-kit including IP phone, Digital TV, Internet TV, and ISP own shopping networks access. All this for a competitive price.
Signing such a contract makes us - we citizen - fell really modern. We're, for sure we will finally understand what the hyp'crappy press is talking about. myspaces ? blog ? forum ? streaming ? adware, netware, shitware ??!!
Once the contract - full of small letters - is agreed and signed, we're part of the process. Which I call :
"Internet fashion-fanatization process".
You'll probably know what I'm talking about. Whatever is your country, there is that magazine edited somewhere near you, venerating entire web pages, flash animations and "true-life blogs". Isn't that right ? We also all read the financial press masturbating with acquisitions of thousand billions $ companies by powerful groups and consorts.
Internet live, sure it really lives. A quick Google search could tell us the busyness figures generated by internet and related services in last 2006...
But do we really have suddenly so much to say ? So much need to express, to communicate one to each other ?
I'll take the example of this friend of mine, which is not really a friend but somehow life made me cross her few times.
She was getting old, with no boyfriend, no job, no real life, she doesn't really know what to expect from life. And she keeps on writing vacuum grouped mails to all the "f®iends„
she met up with. She keeps on sending links for hers pictures album, recounting her and people on holidays and so on.
The only motivation I have to read her stuff is the pity I feel for her. She is really communicative, but she has nothing to say.
She is an extreme example.
But do we all have really much more to say ?
Same has this girl shows she feels bad, do we want to show we're feeling good and so creative, so intellectual, so new? So fashion-fanatic about sequences of fucking bits and network packets?
It really looks like.
The problem is we have nothing to say to each other. I just have the media, not the material to fill it, no content.
Indeed, publishing on internet has just become a social behaviour.
Like saying to the other, it's me, and I'm also there on the internet. I'm part of it. It won't grow further without. I have two lives. Do you have too ?
The same mechanisms push us to stay informed about what's going on the web. New pages, creations, crazy videos etc...
Not knowing it will make us not part of it. We don't want that. We need to consume all the information Internet has made available to our modern lives. We want to be Internet !
The society is virtualizing life. Making us think we can live far away from our primal necessities, primal wealth.
The spine of this virtualisation is not internet, but information. Nexus information...
I coming back from a Jazz festival, with freshly recorded brilliant jam sessions, I wondered "Internet radio is cool, has not to be so hard to set one up, I could broadcast my records..."
And so that's what I did. Create a low speed radio - to feed my sentimental emptiness, and maybe have success with it, who knows ?
This radio has nothing to say. You'll like it. Let's share emptiness and be friends...
We're a community.