It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?

I was actually talking about this topic recently with one of my friends, ironically online. A lot has changed over the years. We became more advanced, but less human, and I still debate whether the world has gotten more smarter or dumber. Well I’m not saying that for myself and some, but you get the idea of the masses, the whole reason they are called that…

Anyways coming to my own personal life, I also feels I have fallen prey to the inevitable ‘rise of the machines.’ But I wasn’t the very social person to begin with, though I might come in the ‘internet guy’ category, people very poorly mistaken everything for everything else and combine it in one big mess. And also at the same time I’m not very emotional either, a ‘flaw’ considered by most people who know me. But then again, as I said, that does not mean I’m a cruel dictating bastard.

As to conveying emotions through communication, I feel I do a fairly okay job both IRL AFK as well as online. After all, I’m a writer and blogger too. Sort of?

Away From Keyboard

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This must be one of the most relevant documentaries of our times, telling the tale of one of the world’s most famous sites The Pirate Bay. While I personally don’t fully condone piracy, this is a tale of our internet culture and in a way, freedom of expression.

You can watch it fully in HD below on Youtube, or download it from torrents in 480p, 720p and 1080p formats. Yeah this time it IS legal so don’t shy away 😀

Visit the TPB AFK site and support it by buying it if you can. I know quite ironic to buy something which is the pioneer of piracy.

Spread and share the film online and offline. This is the documentary of our times.

There is no real life, just AFK.