Sunday, April 18, 2010

Links of the day/whenever

I visit a lot of web pages throughout the day (mostly weekdays... I wonder why).  I will share with you my favorites.

Library of Congress to archive every single tweet
The question is, why?  Is Twitter that important?  Seems like a waste of money and resources for 99% garbage. But the good news is, in 50 years when I'm curious about my tweets, I can go to the LoC and look them up.

Rumored pictures of the new iPhone 4G
Looks pretty cool, not gonna lie. But I think I can wait another year for my contract to expire.  Then, hopefully Verizon will have the iPhone and I can go back to them.  Or better yet, there can finally be a good Android phone out there (we're getting close!).

The Big Picture - Chinese Earthquake
Great, yet somber photography of the aftermath of the Chinese earthquake.

World opinion of US increases

This is mostly a test post, I'm trying to figure out what this link stuff is all about.

But it's interesting that according to a BBC World poll (which I think I've linked?), the opinion of the US has gone up a lot the last year.  I say that it's interesting because living here in the US, I feel like it's the opposite.  I think that's a testament to what the media chooses to broadcast.

edit: I figured it out.  The link is the post title, which is confusing because how can you really tell unless you happen to highlight over it?

what the hell

A blog? What is this, 2002?

Maybe, but probably not. Lately I've been really trying to back myself away from Facebook, Twitter and the likes. I'm not sure why, but I don't know if I like the direction that those sites are taking our society. It creeps me out a bit that before we meet people, we facebook stalk them to see what they look like. I'm guilty of it, too, but just sayin, it's kinda weird. Also, I can't claim that a blog is sophisticated, but I can confidently say that Facebook is the opposite of sophistication. They keep redesigning it for the benefit of themselves, and not the users. Which is all fair, because they are a business after all. Facebook used to actually be about networking though. Now it's essentially just a site designed to waste your time, straight up. You have all this Farmville shit or whatever, people spamming apps all over the place, and sharing opinions that I frankly don't care about or want to hear most of the time (whoops I think I'm being hypocritical). I'm really glad you have the best husband in the world. I'm also really grateful that I get to hear your highly educated opinion of the health care reform bill, and President Obama. The only reason I keep my facebook account is so I can continue to see people's pictures, and occasionally people do post some useful stuff on there. But I feel myself getting dangerously close to deleting my account. Then again, I would be relinquishing the highly-coveted "habibi" URL.. maybe I can sell it on ebay.

At any rate, I have no idea how often I will be updating this or what the content will be. Most likely some random thoughts, my interesting and likewise uninteresting days, and maybe some music stuff. I can predict that I will update this frequently at first, and then slowly lose interest as always.

And it probably doesn't matter because I expect only a handful of people to ever check up on the blog, because it's not facebook or twitter after all.