000 · On New Connections
Where do we go from here?
The internet is a fantastical place made up of innumerable connections. Each connection is an opportunity to learn or do something new. These connections get used for many amazing things. Some good, almost all bad.
Bad stuff is unavoidable on the internet, but I’m more focused on the bad stuff happening with the internet. The way humans interact with technology. The way,
truly, that technology controls us without many other alternatives. If we don’t think about it, we allow it to continuously control us until we do think about it. It’s an exhausting prospect, but I hope to make thinking about it a little less daunting.
This is a waypoint for web-weary souls. For those of us who love the good parts of our technology, but don’t know where to go from here. To anyone who has tried to use their phone less, likely to no avail, I see you. I’m going to try to aid you in working against that current. I hope to both make recommendations as well as trying and reviewing technologies and lifestyle changes. Vague I know, but hopefully it will make sense as this plays out.
My goal is simple: make people think about the internet.
Presence and recognition are the key ingredients to fighting against “Big Algorithm”. I’m starting this presence as a means of organic discovery, peer-to-peer. Like when your friend sends you something cool they found that made them think of you. This may be a video, website, or thought delivered to you whenever I feel like it (just like a real friend).
In other news, how are you, friend? I genuinely want to know what you think about all of this. And I genuinely cannot think of a person more enthusiastic to read your thoughts about the internet, than me. This can be a two-way path, both for recommendations and lamentations. Either way, I’m happy to have you here, and happy to see where this goes.
Thank you for reading what I wrote, and forming a new positive internet connection with me.
I’m in the process of testing a minimalist photo-sharing app for the next piece, as well as working with a few other rough ideas. I’m aiming to find things that are both fun and beneficial for me and you, so I’m very enthused to share my first couple of ideas.
More soon, I promise.