Oh this wacky Internet is something now isn’t it? It’s difficult to know how to feel about it. On the one hand it connects us all in ways we never dreamed possible, case in point, this blog. And I would have pulled out all my hair long ago if it were not for the ability to find the answer to any burning question the instant it pops into my head.
Of course there’s a price to be paid. Why just the other day a friend of mine in Newfoundland was suffering out a man-cold. How did I know this sitting in France? Because he posted it online. Naturally, I made fun of him, we had a fun virtual chat and the very next morning I woke up choking with a cold. Talk about going viral! Behold the power my friends.
Also, privacy seems to have become a thing of the past. Thanks to the World Wide Web, you can’t make a move these days without the whole wide world knowing about it. I think we all learned that with the Great Duchess Debacle of late, which, by the way, caused barely a ripple of nipple interest here in France. It’s scary how immediate the impact can be once things start travelling along fiber optic cables. It’s a challenge to not descend into paranoia. Maybe someone really is always watching. Given the Dayquil/Nyquil buzz I’ve got going on, I need to be careful how much I think about that today.
True, a world where it is impossible to remain hidden from prying eyes is probably not a good thing. Or maybe it’s all in how we choose to see it. Happy weekend!