Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Here is the 2014 Technology News....

Readers may remember back in the Noughties when Blogging became a National Obsession before the Great Depression of 2008-2013 kicked in. Those were heady days when people had oodles of discretionery time on their hands and the idea of writing reams of self-obsessed verbiage seemed quite normal. Everyone and their dog had a blog.

As time and money became shorter at the end of the Noughties, most people condensed their blogging habit down to 140 characters in Twitter. Great celebrity Twitterers such as Lord Fry of Fakenham and Baron Woss of Dagenham, not to mention Dame Miley Cyrus, made the format a must-have accessory on their smart-phones where they could check reaction to Wars, Daily Mail Editorials and Dame Miley's latest hairstyle.

Eventually, of course, even 140 characters became too much of an ask for the modern butterfly brain and Twitter was deserted by millions as soon as "Worder" was launched in 2010. The idea of encapsulating your mood and feelings in a single word became so popular that even Prime Minister Clegg became an enthusiastic participant. Who can forget his famous "Bollocks" when he discovered the true state of the Nation's finances after the election? And Lord Fry with his memorable "Gussett"?

"Worder" was bought by Google in 2010 with a view to harnessing its database for their GWG Campaign (Google World Government) but no sooner had they done so than Apple launched the "SIMBLE" service which has become so omnipresent today. I think we all smile ruefully at those distant days when people sat at keyboards striving over nuances and 300 word "posts" which all seem so ridiculous and self-indulgant now.

SIMBLE gave everyone the freedom to send a single character or "emoticom" onto the World Wide Web and freedom of expression had really come of age!

;-)

19 comments:

Dave said...

:-)

Macy said...

Hope you've got those ideas patented.... :}

Scarlet Blue said...

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KAZ said...

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But ruined by the wv which was 8 letters long.

Rog said...

Dave: !

Macy: If I had a pound for all these wonderful ideas...

Scarlett: ;->

Kaz: You made a hash of that then!

zIggI said...

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Sarah said...

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#*!@ !

Sarah said...

Oh that didn't work then...!

Roger said...

Ziggi: I think this could catch on.

Sarah: You've captured Sting's goatee beard. Aka Trudi Styler.

Z said...

Obviously, this could catch on. I think you should contact both Google and Apple immediately and set up a bidding war.

And never delete this blog. You need proof that you thought of it first.

Geoff said...

The problem with Twitter is not finding the time to produce your own tweets but finding the time to keep up with those of the people you follow.

The problem with blogging is both finding the time to produce your own blog posts and finding the time to read those of the bloggers you follow.

My popularity is being curtailed by my need to be popular. Whereas Stephen Fry's popularity is driven by his need to be popular. Such is life in a celebrity driven culture.

Rog said...

Z: Good idea. A lot of money has been wasted on a lot less!

Geoff: I read that Stephen is about to flounce away from Twitter because one of his devotees described his posts as "boring". Like Sir James Goldsmith said when he married his mistress, "This creates a vacancy".

Sarah said...

Ha ha , tantric or wot !

llewtrah said...

Bravo.

llewtrah said...

Encore

llewtrah said...

I think we need THUNK. It will be a web-enabled headset that turns your every thought into words and spews them continuously onto a social networking site. It would therefore be like Twitter in terms of inanity, but without the need for typing. THUNK followers would never have to miss any of your (or their) thoughts, however mindlessly inane.

zIggI said...

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Rog said...

Sarah: More Tartic I think.

Llewtrah: Trust you to push it to extremes!

llewtrah said...

I'm sure Tim Footman (Cultural Snow blog) did something he called jittr well before THUNK.