Yes I know it’s not in my habit to start a post like this but I’m angry; even more than that in fact and it has nothing to do with my private or professional life no; it’s just about « How (some) people are messing up with the net ».
Let me explain. I wrote many times that this blog is for fun: mine and yours. There’s no specific goal or target, no financial ambition, no ranking, no competition. So I have a serious problem when some people are getting in touch with me very aggressively and even threatening me.
Of course it’s a very little minority, it’s even far from 0.1% (do you know I like statistics?) but it’s the kind of things that make me think and realize how stupid some people can be and also how I’m unhappy how Internet evolved since its « public » beginning.
Because yes, I’m old and sometime wise (my sense of humor is not totally gone) … and an Internet user since 1991; many many years before Google and Facebook, when Microsoft had no idea nor plan about that « thing », HTTP just born and having more than 16 colors on a screen was awesome (at that time 256 colors was a miracle, I let you imagine the price I paid when I bought my first 16 million colors video card!)
I had a blog when the word blog was not even existing 🙂 And it was very successful as the joke from my colleagues was: « We know how to speed up Internet 10 times … by disconnecting you ».
And today, a big 25 years later it’s just a run for clicks; likes and retweet … and it’s a very aggressive run, mostly coming from the famous generation Z. Many are unable to communicate, to exchange but with their smartphones (see the great picture below).
Is this life? If you read my previous posts you already know that I like many things in life: nature, communication, exchanges … so my personal answer is NO! (and the funny think is that my job makes me hyper-connected! But I know how to handle …)
So honestly I don’t know what I’m going to do. I was happy because this blog will soon reach 100 articles (thanks WordPress for using that great word) which is pretty cool, I wanted to celebrate that. Now I am thinking about closing it after that hundredth post. I will think about it … while being disconnected as holidays are coming. Of course I won’t go to a place where « Instagrammers » have their spots … I am going with my family to a less than 200 people village in the middle of nowhere … but in a fantastic house and location. We’ll walk, we’ll ride horses, we’ll swim, we’ll discover fantastic inhabitants and share drinks and food with them … in fact we’ll live … far from the net 🙂
Thanks for reading me and happy Friday!