Status updates of the past.

As a Facebook user, I was once addicted to status updating: Web 2.0’s answer to friendships. These days, instead of (or in addition to) calling one’s friends up and conversing about their lives, one can post their emotions and experiences. All in the name of social networking and archiving user data for targeted advertising.

I may have negotiated my way into a higher tax bracket (read: out of 10 and into 15) and digital tethers in my left pocket and on my coffee table, but in with the old and away with new… while some new-tech has a place in my life, I’ve taken the time to avoid broadcasting of each individual thought.

“Chris Rusak is not thinking about his status updates every two minutes anymore.”

¶ 2009·04·09