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Blogging is dead, long live twitter..

Before the explosion of twitter, blogs were definitely the medium of choice for shameless self expression. I'm sure u probably come across a bunch of blogs where the main topic is the writer's life and how they are like the center of the universe. How their life either sucks or is da bomb. How they have important jobs and how they jet set and travel the world. How the office would just cease to function if they were to go on leave.

How this colleague was clueless, and that boss was a fat bitch. And how the rest of the world was simply jealous of their famousity.

All those blog have similar motive and probably something in common. The common purpose of making the writer feel good about themself and in a way justify their own existence. Yeah i'm generalizing a lot here.

Nowadays, the advent of twitter and other similar micro blogging/social media tools have made it more and more easy for people to blurt out random thoughts and statements with the clear intent of making them sound more important than they really are. There's nothing wrong with it. Heck i've done it a bunch of times. Macam bagus twits yang seem so profound, yang make it sound as if i'm busy working my ass of when in fact i'm just chilling in front of the telly watching chuggington with lil jj.

U kinda get it when u follow some important govt person or random politician. They see it as another medium to relate to their audience and potential voters. And u kinda understand when u follow them hollywood stars. These people really do want to feel important to their followers.

But i sometimes wonder with some of the people that i chose to follow la kan, are these guys losing the plot somewhat? U get instances where u openly discuss internal company policies. Make disparaging remarks about someone u work with. Borderline racist innuendos masked behind so called wit, and that's just scratching the surface aje.

I get the whole freedom of speech argument and all that bullshit. I really do. I guess people are becoming more and more open about stuff. Then u just have to accept la if people start judging u based on these micro outbursts. Which would definitely be sad la in a way kan.

Don't let a mad '140 characters' tweet define how people see u as a person.

Entah ler.

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