Well, I already have other 3 large posts awaiting to be published. These days I feel somewhat unmotivated to do anything, and this hot weather doesn’t help very much… As if that were not enough, I try to maintain this blog completely bilingual, which makes me even lazier for posting anything…
I’m not interested in publishing superficial things as I’ve seen over there: I believe nobody will be interested in whether I got up tired this morning, nor whether I had a ham-cheese sandwich or just a jam toast for breakfast. I neither believe it is important to discuss about my which shoes pair should I wear today dilemma (I don’t by the way ).
Internet big bang information era brought us this big wave of shallowness (or excessive ego show-offing) which not only I’m not interested in, but also have buried others which deserve to be read.
I understand other people find exciting to find out what have Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt o whomever for breakfast. They are famous people and always have a fan legion after them. But I find really pretentious to ever think that what we (common mortals) do in our boring day by day living has any interest for the rest of the people. Maybe our closer friends circle would like to know, but you needn’t to post in on a blog (yes, I know, It’s cool and it’s on fashion to do it so). It’s enough to agree with them to go to a Café or a Pub and tell them face to face
This Internet 2.0, effectively, has brought us an entire Journalist 2.0 generation which mistakes “being a Reporter” with “being a Journalist with a graduate in Journalism” (I already talk about mistaking being the “computer guy” with being a Computer Science Engineer -which seems to be what Spanish Government is doing- in previous post). A generation that doesn’t create original content: doing so takes time and effort and this is old fashioned nowadays.
I’ve seen actual little things to be announced as major breakthroughs. And this tendency seems to be in
rising up. These
major minor breakthroughs are announced more and more often, but they’re just noise. The next thing will be announcing new type fonts and colors as high innovation. What I mean it that, nowadays, the container is given more importance than the content. But among all this noise, there are some islands which really interesting and important things which worth to be read.
Today there’s no content: just design. To me, the Web 2.0 is dead.
Update (19:40 – 27th July, 2009): You can read (in Spanish) a better reasoned post about this topic: http://www.asinorum.com/la-crisis-web-20/1442/