It’s 2010. Man, time sure flew by!
January 1, 2010 Leave a comment
After watching Newsweek’s “The Decade in 7 Minutes” a week or so ago, it got me thinking about how the things that happened in the past 10 years don’t seem that far off. Why is that?
I don’t know if I’m the only one who feels like this, but at the turn of the last decade, I didn’t feel as connected to the big stories as much as I do now. It may be because at the start of the 90’s I was only 5, but I say the evolution of how we get our information has played a big role.
With news organizations moving online and staples in the online community like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter popping up, the information we’re looking for became available 24-7, distorting the timeline of when things actually happened. I likely never would’ve seen montages like this one above if it weren’t for YouTube which was created in 2005 – a fact that still blows my mind because I can’t remember having the Internet without it.
I’m curious to see where we’re headed, and where we’ll be a the end of this decade and beyond. Are our personal memories becoming a thing of the past as more people make the leap to the online world? With all the Tweets, videos and blog posts we can bring them up anytime we want. If everyone’s doing this it’ll seem like a memory collective – kinda “Borg“-ish if you ask me, but I’m curious to see how it’ll play out, and when.
That’s my off the wall theory to start the year. Happy 2010!!! I look forward to reading more of your comments and sharing my opinions with everyone.