Monday, June 29, 2009

That Was Quick

i helped my friend ron create a facebook account today and it amazed me how many people were sitting around on facebook. within two minutes of creating an account and adding friends, two people confirmed him as a friend on facebook. with in 5 minutes 8 people had confirmed him. 20 minutes later, who knows how many others have confirmed him.

but that is the point. there were just that many people sitting around in front of their computer (or in randy's case - checking facebook on his phone). no wonder people are so impatient these days. long gone are the days of waiting a week, a day, or even a few hours for a response. with twitter, facebook, and even text messaging, i expect a response within minutes and, of course, have known to get one within seconds.

the article The Death of Michael Jackson Sounds the Death Knell of Traditional Media and the Rise of the "Global Grapevine" by Pamela Cox-Otto, Ph.D says it all too well.

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