Sunday, May 27, 2007

Our Shadow Self

Some great thoughts thanks. The arrival of internet social networking seems to have a generation addicted to myspace/bebo/facebook/blogs. People can present themselves to the world, revealing (or making up) another dimension to their character.

Douglas Coupland is my hero. In an interview about his new book 'jPod' he said:
'In the future everybody will have their real selves and their shadow self that exists purely inside computers'
Do you think this is the case?

Anyway, I'm off to England for a school trip tomorrow for some absailing, raft building, quad bike racing, shooting, zip-lining, and trying to bring the same 30 kids home again. Click here for last year's update...... that means I've had this blog for a year now.....I'm still unsure of the point!


joy said...

John boy stop slagging blogs...i have just plucked up the courage to start one. I could well stick at it for about a week!

Jen said...

never read or heard of Coupland. You'll have to lend me a book sometime (when i'm not already trying to finish 2!)

Anonymous said...

Sooooooo..let me get this straight! are goin to stop bloggin???...and ur goin to have babies with Doug??...!!!:oP...Jan :O)

EilĂ­s said...

if anything, you keep us entertained with your school trips. looking forward to the report - will be praying for your safety...and that you all come back. :)

Tanya Heasley said...

I personally think that when we write we are taking our time to really think about things from deep within??

Where as in the flesh what comes out is raw and sometimes thoughtless.

I teach anger management and part of managing anger is taking your time before communicating. So I feel that what people write is probably closer to their true self and potential than in themselves in the flesh.

What do you think?

Anonymous said...

it depends i guess whether people are blogging a) to escape from themselves so they make up another persona of who they want to be to represent themselves online, b)to be real people with real problems who just want to start a healthy discussion, or c) to actually be themselves if they feel they cant be in 'real' life.
b blogs are best.